April 6, 2020

ARMAGEDDON

By Folu Agoi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The world wriggles, gasping, ‘Armageddon!’
Gifted Pandora’s box by the pantheon of devils
As men, kitted like Apollos navigating the moon
Screen the bad box triggering a lingering impasse
Sure impasse unsure to soon pass
Spineless spirits thrashing man
Baring fangs, lethal arms
Firing avian flu
Coronavirus
Ebola virus
Lassa fever
Boko Haram
Killer herders
Ritual killers
Killer rulers

Kidnappers

 

 

 

 

 

Kwashiorkor
Endemic vices
Manic disorder
Like kleptomania
Lethargic leadership
Epidemic of evil spirits
Evil spirits spiking cultures
Plethora of vampire shepherds
Self-styled saints cuddling bandits
Sticking probosces in followers’ skin
Foxy tortoises grazing flocks on hope
Flocks fed lethal dose of laughing gas
Blest cavemen cocooned in ignorance
Savouring hunger and other viral bugs
Pushing men to the precipice of sanity
In giant republics manned by psychos
Old psychos, robots on slave strings
Trained to keep masters smiling…

Hosts of hell are armed for war
Nothing harms faster than fear.

– Folu Agoi

 

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