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Reflect Nigeria No Rooms to Confine Us…

Heehee… I don’t know which party my wife belongs but eh… she belongs to

MY kitchen and MY living room and the OTHER room…

 

The gravity of unfortunate utterances, sometimes

Echoes the enormity of cataclysmic regression, tragically

Rippling beyond the demeaning configuration of syntax

And sadly reverberating in fervent crescendo through the

Globalization of dissemination of instantaneous news,

Inauspiciously portends the oblique reality of the unfulfilled

Odyssey towards full recognition of all human rights.

 

Thus, a president’s commentaries, otherwise considered as

Conveying the solemnity of the advancement in optimism

By allaying fears, and elevating aspirations of a disconsolate populace,

Rather, diminish a gender, by electing to emasculate any vacillating

Progress, declared in accord with sacrosanct inalienable rights,

Further fragmenting the essence of meager hope, lying prostrate

In the forlorn vestiges residing within certain aspects of a nation.

 

As such, the sardonic words of the Nigerian President…

Paradoxically spoken to his female counterpart, miserably

Communicated to his citizens and the world, no respect,

But censoriously categorized the nation’s First Lady, by description,

To the ignominious equivalency of a belonging, a mere chattel,

Devoid of independence and human dignity, assigned by others, for

Their use to rooms, in which she neither owns nor has any property value.

 

Alas, the bell for social justice loudly tolls; to engage in concerted effort

The quest for reclamation of any tangible progress previously gained, and to

Negate the irreverent milestone propagated by the untoward vituperation

Which in derisive posture, attempts to devalue the essence of humanity and

Self-determination, freely bestowed on all, but is injudiciously circumscribed

By reprehensible might and circumstance; lest the downward degradation

Resonate in permanent habitation to the lasting detriment of all humanity.

 

Dr. Yemisi Solanke Koya Esq., Golden Poet ©

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Liberty’s Vision

For the chance to be that which I have in me …

To be unique in the expression of that which is endowed to each

Is the quest inherently innate to all that journey through the mystic.

The unbridled chance to embark upon a course unencumbered by inimical

Restraints of prejudice, colonization, and domination of whatever description.

The independence to embrace the birthright of freedom as responsible

Compass in the navigation of fair possibilities  available within the realm.

Still fully, understanding that liberty itself preserves the right, not privilege,

Of all, not some, to be and be free, without bondage’s imposition by others,

To exercise that which is inalienable, and embrace race, gender and creed,

While recognizing in the community for all people, certain agreed upon

Unifying and equitable principles are within the scheme that empowers one

Thus guaranteeing potential’s hope in full measure, yet assuring the dignity of all.

 

YemilBenjoy ©

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