Maybe We Are Crazy

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Maybe We Are Crazy

Maybe we are crazy
To think our leaders are nice
To be frank we aren’t lazy
Up and off like a kite

My uncle kicked my ankle
I sat and said no word
Mute as I maintained my angle
Angrily keeping my sword

The country lies in ruins
People are struggling and smiling
Leaders defile our queens
We are all suffering and singing

Someone steals a penny
The house echoes, “Jail him”
A senator chops our millions
All we hear is a “bail hymn”

Power in the hands of the lunatic
Not far from being in hell
Dinning with the Illuminati
An agony no one could tell

Our schools are in shambles
The clinics are death centres
Our systems have all crumbled
Condolences in long letters

We are divided further and farther
By the people we voted into power
We live like one with no father
A rich, ugly lady without powder

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Flourish Joshua, a Lagos-based African Writer, Poet, Playwright and Essayist, was born on the 24th day of August in the late 19s. His hands founded Poetry at age 12 and he had been doing it with all his might. He bagged his School Cert. from Iganmode Grammar School (I.G.S), Ota, Ogun State, where he was a page poetry god and a lord of Literature. As the President of The Press Club, I.G.S, 2016/2017 set, he led a good number of people into discovering their talents and awakening the creatives in them. Severally, he represented his school at notable places for literary competitions such as debates, essay writings, poetry and impromptu speech competitions and brought back plaques of pride to the school. He has written over 700 reasonably professional Poems, (published and unpublished) 10 Novels and 100s of short stories. On the 23rd Sept., he won the 3rd Prize at the 7th NGOZI AGBO Essay Competition hosted by the Prestigious University of Lagos. He is presently a writer for the General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Worldwide. Most of his Poems, published and unpublished, cuts across real life happenings, satirizes Governmental eeriness and deals with real life trends. His award winning Poems, "CHIDE ABUSE", "BEHIND THE SIN" and "SADÉ ADÚ" are spreading like wildfire. His poems are currently being read by over five thousand people weekly in the weekly publication of an International Organization. December 2018, he held a two weeks Masterclass on Creative Writing, tagged; "Awakening the Creative Writer in You", having over 150 people in attendance. On the 20th of October, 2019, he was Keynote Speaker at the poetry chapbook launching event of 'HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS' (Poetry for Royalty) by one of Nigeria's foremost Writer and Poet, verified by Wikipedia, Inufin Ayomide D'great. he has a brook of mentees he mentors as he steadily ascends the literary ladder. His works have been highly recognized by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Development Services, of the University of Lagos, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, Dr. Olaokun Soyinka (Wole Soyinka's first son) and other National and International dignitaries. His is presently about to release his first missile of poetry collection that sarcastically speaks on Nigeria, it's Political Saga and hope. You may reach him through: (+234) 7030006014 (SMS only) or joshuaspoetrybank@gmail.com

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