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awaiting the change

Akinlabi Ololade 


We keep digging from nothing

Awaiting the arrival of something

This is just the beginning of the end

Pain embraces our bones and spirit

Our hands dictated our fates via votes.


We mimed to the tune of change amidst starvation

Hoping tomorrow will be better

Hey! From their end…

They could only water our pain as it grew faster.
Do you remember that change?

Those folk tales that swallowed manifestos

Have you forgotten that change?

Camouflage in angelic attires

Our memories are in standstill

Beyond today, tomorrow is blind

Prior today, we can’t recall.
Change, in your script

Forwardness was your mission

Backwardness is what we could see in action

Greatness was your vision…

Failure crawled into your passion

Agony runs through our emotion.

Our patience is curious…

Nothing is working

We crawl, assuming we are walking.


Watch the video of this poem below


Artist: Odei Nyamekye

Excerpt from  #2 Youth Shades


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