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The Threat On Democracy

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The Threat On Democracy

The government of the people's 
right, 
soaked in the heart of freedom 
and fairness; 
many for your enthronement did 
fight 
but our rulers age use 
your shadow power to harness.

Where is your true face oh pure 
democracy ?
The lions on the throne has 
painted you black and ash,
human right have been
burried in their court of 
conspiracy
just to fill their pockets with our 
golden cash.

Tell me oh democracy, are you 
this little errand boy
that our princes slaps and 
rubish all day? 
Or are you this catchy caption on 
our campaign billboards 
employed by political spies who 
wants to have their way?

Many still hide under your sacred 
umbrella for political shelter
but the rays of corruption 
and nepotism still spank their 
head,
many still hope and pray to have 
you as their only charter,
but the arrow and spears of our 
political gamblers wants you 
dead.

Many still hide under your sacred 
umbrella for political shelter
But the sun rays of corruption 
and nepotism still spank their 
head,

Panels have been set up to lay 
your foundation
And hands have been shaken at 
the end of it all 
But injustice has build in the 
heart of our rulers mansions;
They kicked your golden seal 
into the ditch as a ball.

Arise oh philanthropist of fair 
governance 
Purge our political system of this 
borrowed sewage
Let's give this invaluable gold of 
governance a chance
For it was bought with the 
blood of heroes and sages

Oh medal of our fathers victory,
 Stare up the golden bones in 
your wings
 And fly into the power house of 
our nation's glory 
That once more our ancient 
solidarity anthem we will sing.

 Oh democracy break out of the 
slavery of these theives 
Your name have they use to 
blindfold us through diplomacy:
Seperate the shadows from the 
sparrows with your fair sieve 
And let our nation be proud of 
your name called democracy .

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  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:18:00 AM

    Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week. take care and good night :-) Hugs ~XOX~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 9:00:00 AM

    Amazing characterization of democracy falling into the depths of corruption... Magnificent metaphor and powerful lines "human right have been burried in their court of conspiracy just to fill their pockets with our golden cash."... why do we let them get away with this... your poem is superb :) congrats to being featured on the Poem of the Weak page...this is going in my faves

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 7:27:00 AM

    "separate the shadows from the sparrows with your fair sieve" Edifying words for a para-democratic democratized society like Nigeria. May God help us even as we are determined to leave the dockyard of faulty democracy of selfish rulers and sail on the ocean of true democracy of trustworthy leaders. It may seem like a dream within a dream, time will separate it from reality. Respect your calibre of poet Adegbite, keep up your political consciousness. Who knows may be u'r d solution. lol. Love. Angel

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 8:15:00 AM

    Wow!!! This is powerful!!! What an amazing write, I love every word because its so honest!!! and we are living in times of such mass deception,,, that we must wake up from this illusive state!!! We have to be conscious in these turbulent times. I have lil faith in democracy, everything will be revealed in time. A thought provoking read to start my day and revive my energy...excellent thankyou4sharing adeleke......onelove!!! ~<3 cherie:0)