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Back in chain

Hashtags polling

virtual war, viral

naija stand by

wait!

Fall they will,

like pack of cards

in the face of cash

Sandcastle disco!

Sing-song voice, rings hello

trained roll of the tongue

cultivated baritone

a pitch here and there, emoting

Back in chains

tongue under this blade lies

cool, feeling cool,

hugging the chains

listening to the Cool FM

What a way to be cool?

Mangling words

tangling slurs and extended 'r's

silent 't's revving

superiority screaming

welcome back

Voice picked out of the box

tailored, washed&Iron dried

even those whose fathers'

couldn't afford a tube

told stories of summer school

in harmattan

Gonna, wanna, perhaps fonna

from the mastery of their tongues

came out slightly, then wholly

half baked sausages

dropping with a dum!

announcing back in chain

Laugh, they laugh at 'my fellow widows'

her version of English mimicry worthy

strength of character makes a wife

not the slurred 'r's and dimmed 't's

Don't get it twisted

So the next time she comes

thinned out at her vitals

'nasal-ing, tangling& mangling' words

be patient to tell her to untie her knots

before cavorting you to sleep in peace

back in chain your fathers bled off their necks

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