Soyombo Ayomikun: The curse of the open letters (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun

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 The letters seem to be

   Fragmented parts of a jigsaw

   Perhaps reaffirming the truth

   That stones shouldn’t be thrown in a glass house

1.A sage died

   Baba travelled for his burial

   Sobriety struck his soul

   The letter leaked

2.Filled with hailstones and fire

   Towards the Ijaw man

   President of the Niger area

   Perceived to be a failing leader

3.Baba talked of corruption

   He talked of insincerity

   He called for a change

   Before it is too late

4.To the president

   That once walked barefooted

   Baba willed a kingly sandal

   One mentioned to now be tattered in the letter

5.Nigerians awaited a reply

   From the accused

   A sort of induced self defence

   To absolve the one donning the black hat

6.Instead,a bizarre response

   Was what followed

   Allegedly from baba’s very blood

   From baba’s daughter

7.The letter reeked of hate

   It exhuded bottled up anger

   Confusion rented the atmosphere

   With its tattered fabrics beyond repair

8.Baba needed actions

   From his successor

   Baba’s daughter needed change

   From her predecessor

9.The letters seem to be

   Fragmented parts of a jigsaw

   Perhaps reaffirming the truth

   That stones shouldn’t be thrown in a glass house

10.For the failures of this land

    Please let us embrace the blame

    Both the leaders and followers

    We all are the clogs

11.Ours shouldn’t be a land

    Where daughters allegedly abuse fathers

    Ours shouldn’t be a country

    Where fathers abuse the kings

12.Therefore to all men

    Strive to keep your homes at peace

    So that when you are called to lead

    Your government ma

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