Stand Up

Let stand on our suffrage
to make an ovation
with our voice to
fight election misconduct.

Let stand with our patriotism
to tackle this gruesome
killings up north.

Let stand on the rostrum
to speak for a new nation
because these mayhems
are turning our identity apart

Let wake up from slumber
for our children not to
sabotage the country
we dream for.

And let say
no to
crime during elections

For not voting candidates
who steal our treasury to
an aisle of disgrace.

Vote from your conscience
because that is where truth

( Your vote is your right as a citizen. Let go out and vote during election. And don’t engage in election rigging because it is a crime to humanity )

Go and collect your PVC

Macmillan Anikulapo.

Published by Adekunle Writes

Adekunle is the author of a poetry collection, 'Arise Nigeria'. A young writer, Adekunle is a correspondent at Church Times Newspaper and Contributing Editor for Interviews at OPEN: Journal of Arts and Letters. He's the recipient of Daily Trust Newspaper's Poet of the week, January 2019. Follow me on Instagram on Adewunmi

3 thoughts on “Stand Up

  1. Spoken truth, Dear Adekunle, it’s not like we aren’t aware of the truth or who know not what’s right, we have been blind folded by these so called leader not only with their lie but also the funds used on blocking the truth leaving our mouth.

    If you see, no fight or mayhem up north now, cos the sponsors are busy with election.

    Dear brother, the few of us that know the truth have less power but others who are privileged sold their right while some are not even aware at all


      1. This election is not the correction ooo, the correction will come when we all decide to vote randomly and not a popular name or popular part, left to me the first is better than the latter.

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