Democratic Asthma



Engulfed in political cold

The democratic government has fold

Struggling for a fresh breath

As it has been denied of a good health.

The political race of democracy

Has made it a controversy

A feast of chameleons

Everyone a master of acts and colors


Politics has rendered democracy askew

Lincoln's definition of democracy

Has only become a theory

As it's not manifested practically

With the various executives

Using the legislative/judiciary aggregates

For their imperial interests

In spite of the representative's presence


Maybe I would have known no democracy

And lived under an autocracy

Rather than just hearing democracy

As a theory and visual fallacy

As politics has rendered democracy

An asthmatic patient

As it struggles every day for a good breath

To be perfectly practiced.

About this poem

This poem was inspired from a bleeding heart over the state of the democratic government especially in my country of residence.

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Written on October 01, 2021

Submitted by luseteremmanuel on February 06, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme A A B X C C C X X C C C X X X X C C C C C X B X
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 807
Words 151
Stanzas 24
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Agbaingya Luseter Emmanuel

An Automobile Engineering student at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi. A young poet and novelist. more…

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