Treasure Island

Babatunde Aremu


Willd Ostriches


Massive and wild ostriches
Pervade our land
These birds are flightless
Yet they are swift beings
Endowed with vicious two toes
Which are used to erode our soil
Their big brown eyes
Are curious to spot
and steal our commonwealth
Their kleptomaniac tough nails
Assist these strange birds to bury
Our hard-earned resources
Under the secret groove
Of unidentified foreign treasuries

Believe me!
These birds are wicked and cruel
Their impunity is audacious
Their wildness scares other birds
These flies steal, maim, slander and destroy
their ferocious acts
Unleashes hunger, thirst, hues and cries
On other helpless species
Who suffers malnutrition and starvation
Oh! These species of ostriches are pure wild

Submitted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 26, 2013

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  • Bri Edwards (10/3/2013 8:26:00 PM)

    does anyone else see the early misspelling? ? ? i didn't at first. it's easy to miss; it MUST be, since i at first missed it! ! ! i gotta tell ya (i have [got] to tell you) that i was looking forward to a poem about birds. but i think i got tricked! they must be some sort of nigerian humans, disguised as birds. am i correct? they sound awful.
    thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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