MASS DECEPTION

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Like a rainy day in April
Raindrops swallowed the streets
Houses got threatened by the winds
The city trembled upon new bills
Our fear became their new thrill
Playing distress tunes that we may dance
Our complaints and wails, they pay no mind!

Upon lives they pledge to destroy and kill
Every blood shed becomes a portion-a-meal
Their seats stink of deceit and pride
Dressed in costumes of wealth and power
As in babel, building sky-top towers
All that their incompetence may hide
Soaring in falsehood and lies

Can you hear the voice of the fair?
Who speak for Justice and fair share?
Do we listen but sell our choice for tags?
Lured in the trap of the “needy” bags
Passed around with pretty promises
In good time their service decreases
Mass deception labelled “politics”

At night they render weapons in stacks
Waiting on a call for job well done
In the morning they grace our televisions
Forgetting to wipe their lips off the burn
They say they ate no meat but they pick their tooth
The blind man sees it all with his third vision
The dumb loudly declares their mission is cash

Daily, a gathering covers the vendor’s stall
Everyone watching in folded arms and awe
Another tale of death to be bought
Another injustice to be fought
The hearts of scholars are sore with bruises
The city lay quiet recording its ruins
The carcass of the masses lay in pieces
The future is yet Unborn.

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“Dear Government… I’m going to have a serious talk with you if I ever find anyone to talk to.”

Stieg Larsson (The Girl Who Played with Fire)

‘Nonye J. Chidolue (@NonyeWrites)

4 thoughts on “MASS DECEPTION

  1. Nice one dear. keep it up.
    Really brought to light thé escapades of thé ”pol-ticks” (poli=many, ticks=bloodsucking créatures). Brava.

    is thé poem a free verse?
    i dont get line 25…/wipe their lips OFF thé burns/
    and just thinking though, if ‘to rendre’ is to give, then thèse ticks cant give weapons for cash, its instead d other way round…..just thinking though.

    Great job.

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  2. Thanks dear! and yeah, nice play of words there as it suffices to say “politics” is just yet another word by the “big brothers” to deceive the masses.
    Yeah! the poem is a free verse but not meant to flow free versed entirely as it followed a rhyme scheme in most of the lines with the use of alliteration too.
    Lines 25/26 “burn”, “meat” and “picking of tooth” are imageries used to replace “Obvious lies” (false promises) if you may; acting oblivious of the plight of the masses when they are indeed partakers.
    finally, nah that was a huge error you pointed out, thanks. meant to say “In stacks” . think of it this way, if they could do it themselves (as in the other way round), they wouldn’t be “waiting on a call for job well done” they use the masses to kill the masses so its all “Mass deception”. LOL

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂

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  3. Thanks for thé enlightenment. with works like this, cant wait to sée u at ‘thé top’.

    …another tale of death to be bought….
    this is another line that catches my interest. good choice of words to play down on their feeble attempts to cover their late night rendez-vous, yet not denying thé fact that thé éléments of lies and deceits still exist. thé média now becomes a broker of untruths, serving as a médiator between thé sellers of false truths (politicians) and thé buyers (masses). if this be thé case, what then is one meant to believe? will thé truth ever be aired/heard?

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