Dear Representathieves

Dear representathieves,
Out of lovely hatred
This e-pistol I write you

For being innovathief
Always decepthief
Calling a spade a pin
With hired editor-in-thief
Mouthing the mindless mind
Of the commander-in-thief

How many souls
Beneath the earth lie ungrown?
How many minds caged?
How many dreams massacred?
Always on the motion
Like devil seeking whom to devour

Nation’s street full
Of fools
Since schools’
Doors are shut

Awake to the task
Stop wasting the tax
Stealing and corruption are Siamese twins
Dear,
Bear
Our pains
Not our gains
Be our donkey
Not a bear

Solomon Olaniyan

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About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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