Silencing godfatherism
Silencing godfatherism

A few rich men:
homegrown, privileged
they extract rents, pull strings
cajole everyone for their
own selfish good at the expense
of our carcase, they feast on
“Did you hear the sound of royalty
or loyalty, or Godfatherism?”
That verb is unfathomably gruesome.

Proceeds of public good they keep at bay
only for the welfare of family and cronies
‘whom-you-know’ and ‘whom-you-can-sway’ –
is their mantra insomuch as
power, wealth, and laurels are theirs
and their surrogates alone.
Good God, Save me!
from these good-for-nothing men,
who claim to know what’s best for me.

© Ugo Nkwoala | TheVillageGong | 2020 | All rights reserved.

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