Soyombo Ayomikun: National Conference or a gathering of vultures? (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun

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We don’t want a gathering of vultures

   Devoid of passions or dreams

   We don’t want an assembly

   Of souls infested by greed

   At our National Confab

1.A solemn gathering

   Of minds burning for change

   Both young and old

   Seeking to light the path into tomorrow

   That was my picture of the National Confab

2.Then I heard

   That 492 souls will be gathered

   Invited to come with empty pouches

   As ripe gold awaits to be carted away

   At the National Confab

3.Allegedly 9 million naira goes

   To each man that gets the slot

   As if it were some ‘ghost contracts’

   In a land where diseases and poverty daily strikes

   The weak ones labelled ‘masses’

4.A storm of pains

   Whirled within my heart’s chambers

   As I sensed that a gathering of ‘Judases’

   Is about to be baptized

   At the National Confab

5.I’m now seeing pictures

   Of men gathering to drink our good roads

   Of souls converging to eat our education

   A buffet of deceit and lies

   At the National Confab

6.We have journeyed

   A long long way

   Than to now be making a joke

   Of what should be a glorious venture

   A conference of Nigeria’s brightest minds

7.We don’t want a gathering of vultures

   Devoid of passions or dreams

   We don’t want an assembly

   Of souls infested by greed

   At our National Confab

8.The Confab we want is that of sacrificial hearts

   With no gains of coins or gold attached

   With no remuneration that will lure in ‘Judases’

   A confab of the weak,the strong,& the mighty

   With beautiful dream-filled hearts…for Nigeria!!!

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Soyombo Ayomikun tweets from @Alabaster85

 

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