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Bolts, Nuts, and Filthy Roads

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Bolts, Nuts, and Filthy Roads

Bolts and nuts litter the highway
Rickety cars shedding their parts
Contractors' pride in Naija
More potholes to serve the roads
Roads built on holes and filth 

Blind they become when they pass by
With extra cushion to absorb the shocks
Potholes and filth don't mean a thing
Paid to punish the poor
The cost of road use is often death

With effrontery, faces display
Gullies and rubbish strangulating traffic
Same points for shameful political portraits
Unkind faces forced on the people
Only contractors and their payers celebrate 

Bandits, thieves and police celebrate
Using their property (road) as bait to rob
Potholes important for extortion and killing
People driven in confusion and pain
Permanent engagement in ignorance

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  1. Date: 4/18/2013 5:28:00 AM
    I agree ..... Norway: a "rich" countries ..... but the roads are very ,very bad. - Garbage .... who cares about it ...... (?). - A well written poem Bishop. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)