Monday, May 24, 2010

The Paradisian Ode

By Olarotimi Onayemi

She’s not a communist
She’s not a capitalist
Is she a lizard?
Come in from behind the irony?
Is she a liberal?
A Schizoid?
A sceptic?
Is she a loafer?
A one-size-fits-all?
A Schizophrenic?

She kinds of listen to the signs of the times
She believes in the creation of Paradise on Earth
“Right here, right now” like Fat Boy Slim
“No Agreement”
“Unnecesary Begging” like Fela Anikulapo-Kuti & The Africa ‘70

She’s a member of Bliss
She believes in Peace
Rights to the last letter
Equality and Sovereignty

It’s a lovely way to fix so-so
The up-down syndrome
The central nervous breakdown
From whitewash and blackmail
Living in The Objective Scenario
Leaving it all to providence
She does not suffer from Fear
Nor Craves empty Joy
The Kinshasa or Stockholm Syndrome
Till Lumumba Returns

She’s from Paradise
She’s in Paradise
And stays there
She is Paradise
She will live and die in Paradise
Join her today
Join her there tonight

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