Babatunde Aremu


Accusing Fingers


You are the cause
I am not, you are
They are the culprits
They are not, you are
Other tribes are responsible
No, its your tribe
The West caused the war
No, it originated from orient
Colonial master retards our progress
Yes, but the neo-colonialist are accomplices
The eastern ideologues caused poverty
Not at all, its the capitalist greed
Your religion caused the crisis
Far from it, its yours

The drama goes on unabatedly
Across the cyclical globe
Fingers point to another
No one accepts responsibility
Everyone wears Adamic garment
Everyone sanctimoniously claims innocence
We are all responsible
Each one deposits a quantum
That crystallised into igneous of rots
No one is innocent
No one is a saint
There are motes in our eyes
Every nation, bloc, race, tribe, tongue
Are by commission or omission reponsible
The other four fingers point to the owners

Submitted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Accusing Fingers by Babatunde Aremu )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 12 Points Onyeme John (12/21/2012 11:53:00 AM)

    Excellent! Every man is responsible for his misfortune. The tongue that belligerently claims the other is guilty without scrutinizing its own fault, is paradoxically guilty too. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points Yash Shinde (10/22/2012 7:53:00 AM)

    great poem...........powerful emotions.....................may people get the message behind! (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. Exposure, Wilfred Owen
  4. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly.

True, a new mistress now I chase,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. The unknown face, vinit ghosh
  2. Kiss Me Bye, Md. Ziaul Haque
  3. Lust, Love, Hate, Pain, freya busby
  4. ruff draft.., Leila Hadi
  5. On Repeat, Leila Hadi
  6. Ammunition for the Cause, Leila Hadi
  7. my high school poetry, Leila Hadi
  8. westnile, Leila Hadi
  9. With colors, gajanan mishra
  10. OBITUARY TO INNOCENTS (KILLED SCHOOL CHI.., shuvo chakraborty
[Hata Bildir]