A myth or what ?
Each time I think of Africa,
Democracy Comes to my mind,
I am rooted in Africa,
I know Africa and speak and argue
A Nation with historical contexts,
Rich and blessed.
A Nation that had a System,
Culture and ways before
She was stolen and disbalanced ,
In the Name of civilization.
Civilization marginalised her,
Gave Her a new identity ,
Changed Her to be strange ,
Strange to all it has known before,
The rule and order,
The peace, harmony, unity and good
Governance became estranged,
Forbidden and taboo.
The called their domineering rule
Which demo-crazed they few,
Who had the leadership
What does the word Democracy mean for Africa !.
For Africa !
It is confusion ,a strange situation
Camouflaged for the big Lords as they
I `m Democracy,
But I practiced
Dictatorship under the umbrella of
Take power rule your style,
Be in Office even when all are crying wolf,
Born a president, ruled as a president ,
Died as a president ,
And be buried as a president,
That is their game,
A theatre for good actors like
Most African leaders.
That is Democracy in most African
Even when People are oppressed,
It is in our eyes Democracy,
Demo-cracy or demo-crazy !
It is a word that have a different
Style of ruling in Africa ,
I acknowledged freedom,
We had it,
My forefathers had a fair system
System that had dignity ,Fairness and respect,
system that had its Name and weight.
I respect the roots ,that were then seen in families,
Communities, kins, among friends and comrades,
What does the word Democracy mean today!
In Africa ?
In Nigeria ?
Intimidating and suppressing
an Arena for the fittest,
with careless styles ,
Greedy and corrupt old leaders,
Democracy for all,
Is today for few………………………