NA THEM TALK by Ikenna Okeh
Them talk say ‘life na jeje’
But na them make me feel like say I be lazy man
Them tell us say ‘united we stand’
But them come talk say ‘every aboki get him own kettle’
Them talk say things go better
But all the story wey my papa dey tell me
fit sweet pass the one my children go hear
Oya, day done break
But see where I dey
I siddon dey look
I never chop since morning
But them talk say make I chill
Them talk say ground go level
Them talk say anything wey hot go cold
That one fit be true sha,
After all, fuel subsidy matter later cool down
Na them talk say anything wey go up go come down
But na which day wey dollar go come down so that my Oga no go give me excuse again?
About The Poet
Ikenna Okeh is a trained Food Scientist. He teaches Biology and writes poetry, short stories and prose in the area of crime fiction. You can find Ikenna Okeh’s short stories on his personal blog. You can also download the ebook version of his book, The Chronicles of Romeo on Kobo.
Ikenna writes from Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.