Monday, February 27, 2017

Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Fragments Of Poetic Thoughts (37)

That was the trillion naira question, a difficult question you asked Dear Adeshina

As professor of philosophy he knows

that in order to answer the question,

to claim that he knows X,

X must be true

otherwise

he don't know nuttin

But like the Buddha/ Segun Ogunbemi/ Same Cooke, he knows

" A change gon' come"



On Monday, 27 February 2017 15:15:59 UTC+1, Chidi Anthony Opara wrote:
A voice Speaks.
"The President
From vacation speaks",
The select few
Sing.
Adeshina sings with them.

Dear Adeshina,
How do you know
That that voice
Have presidential body?

CAO.

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USA Africa Dialogue Series - News Release: Africa’s 1st Shared Value Summit To Showcase A Future-Proof Business Strategy: Profit With a Purpose

The first Africa Shared Value Summit will raise awareness and advocate for the strategic implementation of the Shared Value business model, which brings about social change while positively impacting profit......

Link: http://chidioparareports.blogspot.com.ng/2017/02/news-release-africas-1st-shared-value.html

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Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Fragments Of Poetic Thoughts (37)

We look forward to a book of collected poems  jointly authored by Adeshina and Chidi.









From: 'Adeshina Afolayan' via USA Africa Dialogue Series <usaafricadialogue@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 2:24 AM
To: usaafricadialogue@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Fragments Of Poetic Thoughts (37)
 
And the President
on whose back
the multitude thonged
the polling booth
shouting "Change!"
shouting "Sai Baba!"
mock us

They all, the selected few,
mock us the multitude
we that hope perpetually

We are worthy only
once in four years
"Change" is just one of those
slogans that pulls the wool
over our collective face

One president, and another
rode roughshod their ailing bodies
over our groveling expectations

We the multitude
do not deserve a phone call

Who are we to hear
the voice of the President? 
Let silence smother us
...until 2019!

Then another slogan
will rent the air,
and we the multitude will throng
the polling booths yet again,
daring the sun and the pangs,
to prop another ailing president.



 
Adeshina Afolayan, PhD
Department of Philosophy
University of Ibadan


+23480-3928-8429


On Monday, February 27, 2017 1:57 AM, Chidi Anthony Opara <chidi.opara@gmail.com> wrote:


By Chidi Anthony Opara 

The telephones ring. 
The telephones 
Of the select few
Ring. 

A voice speaks. 
"pray for me"
The voice implores. 

"The President
Speaks from vacation",
The select few 
Sing.

(Poem presented as social service, all rights reserved) 


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