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The bar tender.



The bar tender,
No, the beer tender:
He's a murderer
Who the law cannot burn.
He does always slay
Men who constantly stay
Where liquid poison lay
Beside the death stand- the bar!

Do I hear you whisper no?
Do you not know
How legal killings go
Beneath the bar tender's show?

Where in the whole wide world
Had sons of men not fallen
Beneath the cold grips of death,
Borne by the hand of depths
Laden with sour wine;
Sweet poison of men's souls?

The bar tender,
Who dolls out softless wine
To those who come to dine:
He's the deadliest assassin!

The law cannot fault him,
When the rulers do gain
Through the gains of the brewer,
To the drunkard's pains;
What misfortunes of fortunes!

The bar is a legal centre
From where men's souls pass
Into voidful eternity.

The bar tender,
He's the chief executionist
That slays innocent carnals,
Guilty of gullible greed;

And this we cannot disprove,
For we're all fallen a prey!
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Pius Has Pagiel

Fresh and new, and young. Born in a village hospital in Ogidi, Anambra State of Nigeria on Tuesday, 26th September, 1989 to Mr. and Mrs. Pius Nwibo Onwe, who hail from Ndewugo-Inyimagu of IZZI LGA of Ebonyi State. My family name is Onwe Arinze Pius. Pius Has Pagiel is my pen-name. Some very close friends call me Soisese Oinese(meaning Success Onwe in my private language). I passed through Christ the King College, Onitsha and made one of the best results- I was science-inclined, though, I love literature very well. I won the best literature student award in first Senior Secondary School class before I dropped the subject for full science ones. Today, I am a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. Luckily, I am into Architectural Studies, a mixture of Arts and Science. I love it. I wish to be a renown poet and author in the future. I like writers like Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Alfred Lord Tennyson, John Keats, Wilbur Smith and several others. Let's be friends on facebook. Search my profile: Pagiel Pius Has. Mail piushaspagiel@yahoo.com. Thanks. more…

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