sallam yassin

Bronze Star - 2,248 Points (05/06/1968 / Hargeisa, Somaliland)

Dilemma Shoes Or Suits - Poem by sallam yassin

African politicians
They buy
Italian suits
When they really
Need shoes

I know
That is not making you

We need
Not politicians
With bright suits
And bare feet

What happen
No more like Mandela
OR Gandhi
Our schools
OR mothers
Change their minds

I don't know
But we should think
What we need
Bright suits
Pair of shoes?

What people need
Is genuine leaders
Not bad copies

Poet's Notes about The Poem

what people need is genuine leader
Not bad copy

Comments about Dilemma Shoes Or Suits by sallam yassin

  • Veteran Poet - 1,417 Points Shahzia Batool (5/3/2013 12:54:00 PM)

    we are like the phantom-figures playing the absurd role in a chaotic world, waiting for an ideal saviour...yes, we need genuine leaders! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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