The world is an egg
And the universe of the dim-gods
           Hard work is never a reward of good labors
           Loyalty is never a sign of favor
           Humble service is just mere play
           Merit never counts
           Godfatherism is the auspicious gateway
           To all things
           Life has become how far you can connect
          And the game of the giants.

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The poem talks about the suffering of the helpless and the weak in the world.

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Submitted by ID on January 11, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 397
Words 62
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 11

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  • Loluwa11s
    The poet expresses the feeling through the poem by saying the humility and loyalty of individuals are not being respected in the society. The poor has no/less privilege to what the rich people have. Only power and connection can make people successful in the world today, money open all doors to success in the world Today,
    But what will the poor that have no money do? 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • oyindamola_a
    The poet talks about the helpless and suffering people in the world. That people's positive efforts are never rewarded with good labors. Only the connected can survive.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • ayomipo_a
    the poem teaches about life . it is not really detailed but it’s has a deep and sensible meaning
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Jennifer_O-E
    Ohaeri-ehiem Jennifer 100lv law. The poem talks about how the loyal, humble and hard working are not rewarded in the world. It talks about how the good only suffer and how the game if life has been monopolized by those the poet persona referred to as giants. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Yemisi
    Yemisi 100l
    The poem establishes the fact that the weak and helpless are nothing without connection. Even hard work by them is nothing compared to those who have power but do nothing. This is what the world has been led to. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Chigozie
    This poem describes the world as an egg,it laments on the partiality of this world, where the things you do are not recognize unless you have connections,it also talks about the corrupt government officials in the country who do not recognize the citizen efforts. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Hephzy2288
    This poem centres on the way the weak and helpless suffer and no matter the effort put to work, the reward is not stil gotten.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Timi_jimmy
    The poem basically reflects on the world d I s rule D by the elite and how the lower social class is helpless and how they suffer to live and feed
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • adebusola_a
    Adeniji Adebusola, 100 level, law. The poem is about the suffering of the helpless and the weak in the world. The poem talks about the challenges the less privilege people face int the world and how merit never counts, hardwork is never a reward for good labour. Godfatherism is now a tool that humans now use to get what they want in life. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • favouro.53886
    This poem is talking about how life is now a game for the giants those who highly connected, the life of good virtues is just not useful to the world anymore, Godfatherism is now the gate way to get things in life. Connection is now the key to everything in life 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Sopeobj
    The poem talks about the suffering of the helpless and the weak in the world. It also makes it known that hardworking is not and is never a reward of good labour. The poetic persona is talking about how much the poor,weak and helpless aren't rewarded like they are supposed to be due to the economic state and corruption of the country. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Abimbola_
    The poem shows his displeasure on how humility and loyalty are not being respected in today's world. The actions or of the poor or less privileged ones are not being considered. It is to the displeasure of the poet that in the world of today money does all things and connections open doors. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • olaleye_t
    This poem talks about the suffering of the weak in the world.
    According to the poem no matter how much the helpless people work they won't get any reward and corruption is the only way.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Tobiloba
    The poem talks about the challenges of the poor people in the world.Hardwork, loyalty, humility, does not count.The world is now about how well you are connected.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Bolu12
    Ogunsanya Boluwatife
    Law 100 kdu
    The poem the world is a egg is a poem which basically says that the world is run by the elites that you have to know someone to be someone
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Oma
    This poem is about the suffering of the poor people in the world. It shows that humility does not count, hardwork is not enough and merit does not pays. The world is now about how far you are connected in the world. 
    LikeReply2 years ago


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