Treasure Island

Matthias Pantaleon

(August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

Executive Shame


A brigade of worms; all of same kind
Took part in the free for all walk
The executives must heal their sore eyes
With natural ingredient of exercise
We must cue to salute their arrival
Can of villain worms
We must smile at them
And prostrate with deep love
We do not feel
It took these train of worms
Ninety nine days to conduct election
And a hundred more for counting
It took a life time to announce the winner
Executive worms
I must salute him that tax my carmel
Even though the stream has been polluted
And the carmel drink from my kindness
Here they arrive
We must wear a smile
So the mayor has warn
Alas we welcome them to our poverty stricken village
And this realm must remember their sins
For they walk in abundance
While we wave our pathetic hands

Submitted: Sunday, November 24, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 25, 2013
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

The executive arm of government who are the law enforcement arm are known to be politically corrupt and careless in handling state affair
The poem started with the executive going for political campaign an exercise the poet called 'a free for all walk'
Because it is during campaign that the poor gets to meet their leaders in person
In the poem the narrator laments the inability of the executives to fix the issue of portable water for his poor village as a result of which he has to be a mini government by providing means of getting clean water for his household ' I must salute him that tax my carmel
Even though the stream has been polluted
And the carmel drink from my kindness'
Conducting free and fair election is a near impossible feat for the executives a situation that saddens the people but they have no choice but to come out in mass to welcome their leaders because the Mayor of the town has warn that their will be consequences for anyone found wanting

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