Leaders of Tomorrow Sleeping in Sorrow

I see them everywhere,

supposed leaders of tomorrow

sinking deeply in seas of sorrow.

I see them everywhere

on social media, writing bunkum

and in chaotic clubs raking in rum.

I see them everywhere

making music with ludicrous lyrics,

and thrilled by some thorny theatrics.

I see them everywhere,

on the sea, sailing subtly to slavery,

basking in the billows of bravery.

I see them everywhere,

on the streets striving to survive,

thrusting thistles just to thrive…

I see them everywhere,

in betting shops and lottery points,

wining and dying in sensual joints…

I see them everywhere,

on highway snuggling the sun,

making a risky living on the run…

I see them everywhere,

hired as  protesters by politicians

and fooled by mediocre magicians.

I see them everywhere,

fronting for footballers in Europe

while their hope hangs on a rope.

I see them everywhere,

the very few in this messed age

who knows there’s a war to wage.

I see them everywhere,

waging war against mediocrity,

striving for success with alacrity.

I see them everywhere,

shunning the shadow of shame

forsaking the field of frail fame.

I see them everywhere,

wielding true wealth and wisdom

to fuel future fortune and freedom.

I see them everywhere,

standing for truth and justice,

they shun pride and prejudice…

I see them everywhere,

in schools, camps and colleges,

gaining skills and getting knowledge.

I see them everywhere,

sowing seeds in the field of freedom,

creating keys to their own kingdom.

I see them everywhere,

not deterred by flashes of distraction,

a bright future is their side attraction.

Copyright 2018 Adeleke Adeite

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