Jailed In An Uncompleted Building Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis

Rhyme Scheme: ABCDE EFG HIGJKL MEN OEOPQR

Hunger pangs shoving usA
Screaming jail bandists' verdictB
They have stolen our bail bondsC
Same politiciansD
None to set us freeE
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Convicted in KankaraE
Jailed in Kagara by the banditsF
Hammering our innocence awayG
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We look to the cactus for a respiteH
Not even the rocky hills could lendI
A pitying glance our wayG
So fiendish are the paths that carpet the thick forestJ
Streams we passed chorused in lullabiesK
Drawn from plated epitaphsL
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Chefs from a sacred tribeM
Hold forth in all facets of countryE
Their cooked broths choking us to deathN
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That man and country all clamped in jailO
Face to face facing each other's follyE
In this uncompleted building now our jailO
To think of coming out of water with fire on our backsP
Will it be extinguished by colonial chefsQ
Who flagged off this uncompleted buildingR

Ifeanyichukwu Onwughalu
(C) All Rights Reserved. Poem Submitted on 02/18/2021

Poet's note: We are all victims of corruption and insecurity: banditry, kidnapping, terrorism, corruption. Obviously, we didn't get it right in governance ab initio.




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