Treasure Island

Olusegun Akanbi



You offered me a false paradise
When I am dead
You offered me Utopia
But my world
Was hell instead
And when I leave this earth
Knowing this to be true
That my seeds have inherited iniquities
And pestilence in full
You stand on the pulpit
Propagating lies
And you do not deceive me
Because I have eyes
You plunder our riches
While you turn me against my brother
And made fools of us
So I wonder
You work on our avarice
Turned brave men timid
It is an act of cowardice
Welcome to the apocalypse
When there was enough bread
To go round
You mocked me instead
And made me look like a clown
Made me beg for my birth right
Which you call a privilege
And anytime I raise my voice
People called it a sacrilege
You told me to wait for heaven
While you built yours on earth
You told me it will be better
Yes I could never forget
Castles on the moon
Parties in Wonderland from January to June
Pegasus with golden wings flying men like gods
While we eat from garbage cans like dogs
But it was never my turn to go to heaven
Even though I had one life to live
It was never my turn to go to heaven
Because there is nothing more to give
My heaven is now
Not tomorrow
Because I will not live a life of sorrow
My heaven is now not tomorrow
Because life is not something that we can borrow

Submitted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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