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A Zoo Called A Country by ElderlyPerson(m): 9:50pm On Apr 08, 2018
I know of a country
Where disorderliness attains its climax
Dignity and Prestige they let go off
All in the name of selfishness.

I know of a country
Where agitators are tagged terrorists
Terrorists they apprehend not
Yet, unending lies they deploy to redeem their uncourteous acts

I know of a country
Where Fulani herdsmen are privileged of gallivanting in gangsterism
There, armless IPOB they consider a threat to the country
Operation Python dance today, Crocodile smile the next they use to savage the situation.

Peace of mind a long forgotten word in her dictionary
As Boko Haramists terrifies the peaceful atmosphere today
Our maidens they make means of dialogue tomorrow.
While we were still in a melancholy of the unseen Chibok girls
Not long after our Dapchi girls they got hold of again.

A country I had always thought it was
Not until they made known it was a glorified zoo
Snake now turned a minister of finance, Monkey the new C.B.N governor

A country or a Zoo ?
Where toils of hardwork counts not
Admission/Employment you get not from unrelentless efforts
Rather, connection masterminds even the slightest efforts

A Country or a Zoo ?
Where the corrupted wants to fight corruption
Where dying masses is not a concern
Rather merrying in their 50-milion power bike is what
matters most

A Country or a Zoo ?
Where the rich gets richer
Embezzlement their utmost goal
Fraud/Yahoo the only means of surviving for a common man's child

Only if I knew it was a glorified zoo
Only if I knew animals were slightly different from these ones
If and only if I were to make another choice
Then I would have opt to stay in heaven.

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