Friday, February 4, 2011

How We Voted

We had no choice but to believe their promises
To build bridges even where rivers don't exist
Largely because our votes never really counted

They wailed their opponents won by cheating
We watched them threaten to go to court
But we thugged and carried ballot boxes for them

We needed the money because we were hungry
They wanted the ballot boxes to plunder
And when nothing comes our way we wonder

They told us to trust and follow them; we did
From one political party and camp to another
Necking with those we had fought because of them

Quick to tell us billions have been ear-marked
We're not meant to know how it's pocket-marked
But we've learnt to believe when we eye-mark

Register now to vote

9 comments:

bobbydox said...

wow really love this write up

Nollywood Forever said...

Very nice and heartfelt. Kudos

Emeka Amakeze said...

@bobbydox
Thank you!

@Nollywood Forever
I appreciate my dear!

ladydelmas said...

Politics is d name of d game in life. Becoz of our hunger for change, we haste in voting without considering the fact of politics that ur vote will not be considered. If you play d game, join forces n study how the concept, u will NEVER conquer. You cannot win if you don't know ur enemies weakness. We will conquer oneday n dislocate all odds which will make our votes and thoughts count. A prepared mind is one!!!

Shakarafilmfest said...

Awesome!!!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

very nice. Thanks so much for sharing!

Emeka Amakeze said...

@LadyDelmas
We will conquer one day n dislocate all odds which will make our votes and thoughts count.

@Shakarafilmfest
Thanks

@Solomonsydelle
I appreciate

Jules said...

This very apt.I pray that God gives us the strength to persevere,knowing that like all people we are unconditionally entitled to life,liberty and the pursuit of happiness.We will get there as long as we don't become despondent.
Great writing as usual bro.

Vera Ezimora said...

Very nicely written! Wish I was in Naija. Really, you had no other choice ... abi how you for do am?

I hear people saying that hopefully GEJ would be the difference. The most we can do is for the best, right?