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We,The Beggars

We have come to you Like the sun to the cloud does Anything you can afford Please,do,spare us. We've been under this bridge even the ants gossips us Because we share the same meal. We have come to you President soldier,Pastor Navy Money,nuts,fruit- we'll appreciate! We have come to you For the course of that thing that 'use to let you have money' We're also hungry for money and the only delicacies We're ready to consume Is that thing 'that use to let you have money'. We have come to you Mr Evans,Reverend Oyenusi* 'That thing that use to give you money' That long sugarcane that has tyre That thing ' that use to do "Pa! Pa!" Liek when the nuts Has clash with the stone We heard that, that thing 'Used to make people afraid' and 'use to give you people money' Teach us how to use that thing At least, 'we too want to have money- ego-' We have come to you Alhaji M.K.O- 'Shebi,they tell us that you use to say that You have seven ile* and Fleets of cars' We only know that you 'Use to speak to people' But later after you 'speak' Money - plenty money 'Use to come in to your pocket' Maybe your talk 'Use to sweet well well' Come and teach us How to speak 'sweet talk' So that we'll also have money And after that we will not disturb you again. 'Sorry Sir!' Somebody use to say that You use to do one-thing - Red-tomatoes and long cain that you use to tie it together And later in the night You'll put it on your tongue So that anything you say Will put hand into their pocket,and take money. 'Is that true?' Though,we're less concerned 'Sir!',just teach us how to talk 'sweet talk' We have come to you, Bishop propher,Esther Jezebel We crave for wealth At least,the essence of our health. 3' o clock we're up Buzzing mosquitoes praying In our ears - 'It's time for morning devotion' they'll always say Then we'll wake up And join them in prayers. We're tired of this life - we mean,this kind of life. 'cos even if the ground bite us we will never sign up into death's account. We just need your help anything at all can help. Dried fish,coconout's back, Any garri,kakarugba* nuts, Dunlop,sac bata' or anything That our legs is protected from devotional agents. We have come to you too, 'Beggy-beggy'- that's what they 'use to call us' - Beggy-beggy,olofun tolotolo - We have come to you too,for your blessings not for moneys but earnings Your saliva are better to us than oceans of river. For oceans quenches thirst for a while but yours lasts for a second. We have come to you too,to bid you courage Go get courage beyond this promiscous orb Two legs,two eyes,two ears One head, five nails, five toes But half-brain quarter sense three-quarter skillfulness Zero thoughtfulness. We have come to you too,to change- APC change!!!- God has given you what you can use legs,eyes,ears; transfused! Get all your beigns into existence Get all your things,skills not enforcement we have come to you too,because you're not created to dress the roads - the tattered express. You're made to be like him,yea,him;- Bishop prophet and coe. We have come to you too,because of indifference. 'Na so dem dey do am Oya na so i go do am'. Change your mindset to change your world A fixated mindset, Is a fixated world. We have come to you too, 'Allah bah mu sa' That's the song they sing to you everyday. Some have even made you enemy like the daffodils to the sun. They don't want to see you,because you're the same. They said you stink They said you're rude Even some calls you fool Wake up!; 'Allah bah mu sa' You can go beyond this;even far But their are two things to this one,you'll have a rule two,you'll the rule fix Make sure the rule is long Tighten it,and make it strong. After that,place the rule Before you Then walk on it Throughout the streets. Once in a while you may fall But instead retreating be in courage tall Sooner or later You'll have beholders Sooner or later they'll bring to you a ladder that you'll climb to places that are higher. Bur after the deed is almost done Make sure you Put God first. You're more than this You're not where you are supposed to be. Wake up,it's dawn Don't be in fear drown Open your glottis,sing a song A ballad,lullaby; just for fun Then people will come But if you close those lips No noe will open it for you 'Allah bah mu sa',better speak now or later it may be late. You've heard my sermon now; do you need an interpreter? Then i think the matter is high As it is when the sky is about to cry. If you do need an interpreter or so I think it'll be spiritual help or so. Den,that's beyond my Dos,don'ts and abilities But their is an option- JESUS CHRIST JESUS CHRIST The only option Option? No,the best path you can thread on The path full of thorns Thorns that'll pierce out sorrow lodging in your life He nd d the Holy Spirit will do that But the spirit Will come only Thru the path. Say; 'I accept Jesus as Lord Save me. Then the interpreter will come And will make you the rope,ladder,till you rise. c.2017

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