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THE SCORE



We were told by the poachers
To plough, to till and bury hot sweat
Then put all our produce in the basket of FEDERALISM
In accordance with the quest for UNISM
and in the pursuit of COMMUNISM
believing fate as our profound guardian
Until the trend of the vulgars
Who knew the pogo best
And then a soul was lost
yet another, after the other, in that order
And then again in our straight jacket
mourning the deprived souls
On the same soil we all made merry
Lords of the imperial pioneers of the imperil.

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This poem was written in 2002 reflecting on the role of the military in political upheavals in Nigeria throughout the 80's and 90's.

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Written on September 06, 2002

Submitted by olusesan_a on August 16, 2021

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Olusesan Adesanya

Olusesan Adesanya is a Nigerian poet and data analyst, a football enthusiast, his works includes; Life, Remuneration, Frills of 21st century, Evils of the lost age, and The Score. more…

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