31 DAYS OF POETRY- DAY 20- SWEET VANITY- by Eriata Oribhabor

When lights gagged
in dark sides of life create
wells of peace for lost goons,
they speak hopeful messages
for humanity.

In feigned smiles, holders
of the wrong stick of politics
lick their wounds all year long
wasting in miles of loathsome
insignia of death.

When watering hands
get chopped from the land,
holes build in diverse homes
deepening sickly gaps for
caring hands.

When piety is paraded
in vainglorious warmth,
virtuous stakes hang as
inconsequential stakes.

At nightfall the rat
prides in sneaky habits
runs amok sighting lighted wits.
Sure-footed in neither night nor day,
he works not for night or day.

Eriata Oribhabor writes poetry for societal sanity and uplift. He is a promoter of Naija languej; a standardized version of Nigerian pidgin and Author of a poetry collection in the language titled; Abuja na kpangba an oda puem-dem" (2011). He is also the editor of an anthology of poems; "If Yu Hie Se A De Prizin." Until his recent change of location from Abuja to Lagos, he was the organizer of Abuja's version of the 100thousand Poets for Change (100TPC) and Chairman, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Abuja. His forthcoming works include; Beautiful Poisons (Poetry Collection), "Good Old Naija"  Collection of Essays) and "Lagos na gon-gon (Anthology of poems written in English and Naija).


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