governmental-or-popular

 

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

On Africa.

 

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

Democracy,

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

Are known,

 

Mr President!

I `m Democracy,

But I practiced

Dictatorship under the umbrella of

Democracy.

 

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

countries.

Even when People are oppressed,

It is in our eyes Democracy,

 

Demo-cracy or demo-crazy !

Whatever ,

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 ?

 

Nhhhhhhh !

Opaque,

Mean, demoralising,

Intimidating and suppressing

an Arena for the fittest,

with careless styles ,

Greedy  and corrupt old leaders,

Democracy  for all,

Is today for few………………………

 

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