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Love For The Oppressed

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Love For The Oppressed

I will strive to remain cool headed and sane,
though many things are making me to go the other way,
Several appeals and resistance have been in vain,
Many times I remain bemused not knowing what to say.

Wastage and greed by the leading class I can no longer endure,
Severe hardship has made the weak to be relegated,
Poverty and disease ravage and life is no longer secure,
Honesty and unfaithfulness cannot be segregated.

In my dreams,I hear voices of many youths weeping,
To liberate the poor from this mess,I will fight,
I can`t live with this or leave this floor without sweeping,
Plenty homes have turned into graveyards which is not right.

Tiny few wallow in wealth,while plenty are being oppressed,
I would do anything to protect them ,say...I`m obsessed.


*Inspired by the song of Meat Loaf "I would do anything for love"*
CONTEST:"Songs of Poetry" sponsored by Debbie Guzzi.

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 9:30:00 PM
    nice win................SKAT

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Great winning work for the contest..Congrats ..Way to go..Sara

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 10:13:00 AM
    Olusegun, Congrats on your placement in the Songs to Poetry contest! Your kind heart shines through your words. Enjoyed reading...love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 8:47:00 PM
    Olusegun, Awesome Songs to Poetry ... congrats~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 8:30:00 PM
    great write...enjoyed reading your poem tonight...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 7:42:00 PM
    Congrad's on your verse winning! May the man with the heart of gold never change. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 2:10:00 PM
    Yes Aro much more like what I was looking for! BIG HUGS Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 11:36:00 AM
    This is very good, Olesegun! You put a lot of heart into this. Best wishes in the contest! Love, Kim