THE EAST AFRICAN LIBRARY OF CREATIVE WRITINGS
 
HomeRegisterLog inMemberlistFAQUsergroups
ABOUT US

JO AFRICA is an affiliate of "The East African Library of Creative Writings" operating mostly online. It's the fiction trend leader that publishes creative works such as poems, novels, short stories, essays, inspirational and motivational speeches from both local and international up-coming and well established novelists, poets and essayists. The forum provides ground-breaking spicy poems, short stories, lesson notes and so forth and so on concerning literature that can help a student, a teacher or any other interested fellow who loves learning through works of art. Registration is free and takes less than 2 minutes. The term "Jo Africa" is of Luo origin literally translating to "The Africans" or "The Natives of Africa". The term was coined by Jonathan Tafreg, the proponent and the founding father of FICTION CORRIDOR, the East African based Literature Society. Join us today and be part of this prestigious avant-garde literature sanctuary.

CONTACTS
+255759988648,
+255625778234.
United Republic of Tanzania

Share | 
 

 A MONSTER OF OUR OWN MAKING

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Jo Africa
Admin
Admin
Jo Africa

Age : 33
Posts : 160
Points : 3379
Job : Secondary English Language Teacher

PostSubject: A MONSTER OF OUR OWN MAKING   Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:31 pm

He came from nowhere,
Terrorizing the neighborhood,
Sucking blood of the less fortunate ones,
A monster of our own making!
 
His home looked much like a shipwreck,
The one that sank centuries ago,
Rusting down the bottom of a dream sea,
A monster of our own making!
 
His canines sharp like a razor blade,
Piercing into blood veins across the neck,
Of those paying for their offensive births,
A monster of our own making!
 
The people needed someone,
Someone to lead them to salvation,
Then the idea of democracy popped up,
A monster of our own making!
 
They sang and hold no to their applauses,
Whispering from tongue to tongue,
Praising free and fair elections,
A monster of our own making!
 
They had a party at the state house,
Plenty of wines and colorful women,
Signing treaties in private mansions,
A monster of our own making!
 
They called him a legend,
King of the poor,
The ones who exist only in his mind,
A monster of our own making!
 
They voted for him and yet,
He gave them hell in return,
As a parting kindness to bind them together,
A monster of our own making!
 
As they waited for the next election,
He pruned them down like tree branches,
Those who went against him,
A monster of our own making!
 
And they cried like starving babies,
Cursing all sorts of ancient curses,
At last they feared him even when bringing gifts,
A monster of our own making!
Back to top Go down
 
A MONSTER OF OUR OWN MAKING
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
JO AFRICA :: TAFREG POETRY ARCHIVE-
Jump to: