Treasure Island

chize ryan ogunkah


Our Leader


tell me- tell me
who sought those paths
where we seek to find
who broke that jinx
where we tried to be free

who can we turn to
when our leader is arento
whose mind can we read
when they claim to dominate the id

a silky face
with a thorny chase
when we are promised like a child
to go to the sun

tell me
did i seek arento
was there a manifesto
did his wishes become ours
or was it headlong to soar

what did you hear!
was it Benito's laughter
or Lincoln's coaster
oh! oh no
our hope is bifurcated
it has lost its focus
which is the way
where do we take

i do not fortune tell
neither do i cast a spell

who knows
have you seen arento
tell him to find our hope.

Submitted: Saturday, September 03, 2011
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  • Raj Arumugam (9/7/2011 5:49:00 AM)

    the rhythm and flow is awesome, Chize...the questions about leadership very valid indeed (Report) Reply

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