Have you ever seen Atacama?
I never meant Alabama
Perhaps the Kenyan Obama
The once upon a time Presider

Have you ever been told?
The sadness of the highways:
Missing screeches 
of the four legged modern horses 

Have you ever quizzed the mall?
How it misses the chattering
and prattling of final consumers
argy-bargy ‘ver th’ price of commodities 

Take a drive to citadels of learnings 
Houses of worshipping 
The worship-pings
and yearnings of scholars 
How dead to the world they are

Receipts are tongue-tied  
Pens are drying out 
Chairs are wailing 
Salaries on hold
Bartering dying 
Intestines grumbling 
The world is cursed 
For when would these be over?

Written by:
Lawal Mubarak A. (Em-Em)


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Lawal Mubarak is an undergraduate at the Lagos State University, Ojo. Currently reading Islamic and Peace Studies. He is a writer and a poet. He has published several works.

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