Who are you?
Yes, you so don’t turn your head.
I am speaking to you state
What happened to my nation?
To the freedom you promised,
Did your manifesto die?
Look at me when I Speak!
Yes, I am speaking to you my government.
What happened to democracy?
To the freedom of speech,
To my education,
To my health?
Your manifesto didn’t entail bullets and tear gas
It said you were a people’s president
But yesterday my father was dying
You tucked earbuds into your ears and drove off.
It didn’t speak of poverty
I had to close shop to avoid looters
Looters that say are your people
See what you have done to me
I am full of potholes
Overflowing with sewage
My patriotism runs dry.
You have suffocated me with tear gas
For twenty years I have been proud till you.
Are you trying to kill me?
Do you prefer corpses to humans?
Do you prefer a cemetery to a nation?
My freedom could be two Saturday nights
But my vote isn’t worth a one night stand
My love is worth a blood shed but only at the love cross
I can’t have you throw it right back at my face.