Thursday, 31 May 2018

Democracy Day's Poem by Bassey Okokon



MY POEM ON THE DEMOCRACY'S DAY
By Bassey Okokon 

 Democracy came with a good heart. 
People redefined its motives to make politics generally acceptable. 



Men and women embraced it as a game. 
Political parties spread like tap water 
With members both vipers and foxes. 



As for stumbling block, Bloodshedding existed. Cripple Constitution walks in as guild line. 
Voter's cards became an asset and a necessity.


So emerging aspiring leaders, confronting issues set in. 
Who does the Cap fit? 


It is always an unanswerable question. 
People's choices and ideas could not attempt it. 
They say, only Voter's cards can find out. 
Men and women were tested 
Freedom to vote and be voted for was propagated. 


As at then, vipers and foxes went to vote. 
Nobody sees corruption at the polling units. 
Returning officers got blinded 
A thoughtful question was asked. Who is a winner? 



Since then, the answer is always Obasanjo, Yar'dua, Goodluck and then Buhari. 
In 2019, who is to lead us? 
As tension, fear of the unknown has griefed voters from nook and cranny. 
In spite of the tension, a winner will be announced soon. 


I am just, BASSEY OKOKON

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