POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 3 – ALAROKA*

Olu is a stingy miser
You said to someone
Who told someone
Who told someone
Who did something
And like a morning mist before the rising sun
Olu’s wealth thinned into naught

Ade never gives a free ride
You said to someone
Who told someone
Who told someone
Who did something
And like as in an accidental inferno
Ade’s car went up in flames

Oye is his wife’s doormat
You said to someone
Who told someone
Who told someone
Who did something
And like a herb tasting bitter
His marriage ended sour

Ola is a bossy tyrant
You said to someone
Who told someone
Who told someone
Who did something
And like a nightmare come true
His job was gone in a blink

Alaroka!
How far will you go?
How long will it take?
Ere you ruin the world with your tongue?

Bola is lazy
Tolu is proud
Ahmed is incompetent
Ego is slow
How far, just how far?
How long, just how long?
Ere you ruin the world with your tongue?

Alaroka!

Alaroka is the Yoruba term for a Talebearer

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