Wednesday, 26 June 2013
THE LEVIATHAN (CORRUPTION) By: DANIEL UCHENNA NWAUZORMA
Deep in the earth, firmed to its dirth..
It holds sway in the corridors of power..
Beneath the veins of want, it gains health..
Feeding on the corns of the pauper..
And beneath the cotton blue sky..
It holds its own, controls the throne..
Against all odds, the poor becomes the spy..
Bribed; like a dog loyal to its bone..
In the end, all that is, becomes the greed..
That makes them hoard and steal..
And then, they raise, protect their seed..
Forming the vicious circle of theives..
It shot the moral, to its death..
Integrity, chained to the ground..
The fetters of repute, formed from the earth...
Loosened to girth, the corrupt bound.
It walks across the streets of fame..
And knocks at the doors of reproach..
It crawls on their lips, rebuke its name.
To hearts of evil; their best coach.
It preaches to the profane sons of greed..
The ways to meet their every need..
It walks to integrity, to seek repute..
And sets it wrath, in the heart, to refute..
This demon, birth from the depths of hell..
Burns in the hearts of all, sick and well..
Seeking comfort, it spurs the onslaught of good..
Laying its eggs on the hearts of evil..
Passed like an airborne canker-worm..
It moves from parent to child..
It feeds on the "by all means.." notion..
And parents, spur on, neglecting to chide..
The canker-worm has become a giant..
Eating the souls of the high and mighty..
Its children has flooded the ends..
Of politics, economics and security..
In the guise of prophecy..
It desecrated the sanctuary..
Through lies and deceit..
Birthed from the heart, to the heathen.
Wriiten by: DANIEL UCHENNA NWAUZORMA
Edited by: Moses S. Olarotimi
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