We watched the troops on a medal parade Nicely dressed to impress They marched in groups with harmless arms Swinging their well toned arms to and fro On the field called the parade grounds Each lead by a platoon commander Who shouts outs the words of command And like zombies they obeyed all with out fail
That was a show of pride A show of honor and duty To nation and their people Then one day all changed for worse They now go on parade not to show loyalty to the nation Instead its a show of might As they tote rifles and automatic guns To frighten and thus be held in awe
Do we clap for them Do we show love Or do we sit on the podiums in pretense Hoping that the cycle is reverse to the former ? Yet among the spectators are some who harbor hope That in them lies salvation Albeit seeing one fall too many of such aspirants But like those addicted to pain They hang on forever with that hope
In that group of marching men are some in camouflage mode They vacillate Changing colors like chameleons As it fits them At times they sing songs of praise At other times they shower abuse All this while; others remain mute During that parade in the fields Of honor or dishonor All dependent on a certain perspective But of the lot is a special guy Who stands out He is but a turncoat And has been from the word go
Hie many thanks for nice comments, and I hope you guys had a fab Tobaski feast albeit our common problem of bad governance back home.I wish all many happier returns and some of us celebrate the 20 years of APRC rule with joy others surely moan the period..yet it is a period of reflection for us all. Let us think again about how we came to this status as surely we did not stumble into it but walked into it; with some fully aware of the impending threat which turned into reality, somewhere, somehow, some one among our people; who should know, did know that this was gonna happen but left things to roll over perhaps they felt it was okay but with plenty of water passing under that bridge of fate perhaps they will now see that things could have been better otherwise. Others too might feel this was the best thing that could happen to them and the country. As always you cannot have all citizens agree on a political situation or outcome , so we get to try to sort things out on a daily basis and allow our living process to develop i hope in a peaceful and organised manner rather than in a tumultuous way as is the trend in manner or climes. May God guide our actions towards the common good rather than selfish ones ameen.