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Guest Crown Art #3

Odunfa Emmanuel takes on the third installment of the Guest Crown Art series.  Guest Crown Art #3 Is an excellent poem about Nigeria for Nigerians. The metaphor is nothing short of sheer genius. Once again, this Crown Art will leave you dazed and amazed.
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Art Form: Poetry
Title : For Better Or For Worse

My nation, married to corruption
I wonder if she’ll see redemption
Her aura full of attraction
Yet she fell prey to temptation
Is this marriage for better or for worse?

She was so naive and young
When he came to her
Sweet scent and song
She didn’t see the hidden danger
Concealed by his charming face
Is this marriage for better or for worse?

If she had carefully observed the stranger
She would have seen that he was danger
His eyes full of deceitful love
In his eyes lay, the definition of evil
She should have seen he was the devil
Is this marriage for better or for worse?

Doesn’t she know his history?
How he put lovers in misery
If ever the pain is eased
There must be an unremovable scar
Is this marriage for better or for worse?

She accepted him whole
Embraced him with an open soul
Ignorant of his vices
Is this marriage for better or for worse?

He paid her back by grinding her heart
Instead of a caress, a thorny scrub
Brought her from the light to the dark
Made an ugly mockery of a true beauty
Is this marriage for better or for worse?

I wonder if she’ll be free
I lose hope whenever I see her
I wonder if she’ll ever file a divorce
Or is this marriage for better or for worse?

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0 thoughts on “Guest Crown Art #3

  1. Anonymous

    Nice, sharp and splendid poetic portrait. The flatulence of corruption brought to the fore as a theme is but the product of uncultured nation, debased values, easy virtues, and premature coercive marriage of convenience.

  2. Godwin Ekpe

    Nice, sharp and splendid poetic portrait. The flatulence of corruption brought to the fore as a theme is but the product of uncultured nation, debased values, easy virtues, and premature coercive marriage of convenience.
    Emmanuel’s usage of metaphors and rhyme schemes in historically reflective perspective gives this poem a leap of satirical genre. I wish that every Nigerian will read this poem and take necessary steps to divorce “corruption” in Nigeria, ‘for better, for worse.’

    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate the analysis, it means a lot! – Emmanuel

  3. Emmanuel

    Thank you all. This means a lot to me. I really appreciate it.

  4. Busayo

    Wow!sounds interesting keep it up

    1. Thanks so much! I will – Emmanuel

    2. Thank you, I definitely will! – Emmanuel

  5. temmy

    Gosh! am in love with this poem…. its so true!

    1. Wow ! That means so much! Thank you! – Emmanuel

  6. Isaac

    This is really GOOD bro. Keep it up. Much love

    1. Thanks so much bro! – Emmanuel

  7. Beautiful!! Love the rhymes..Good Job *thumbs up*

  8. Ifeoluwa

    Wonderful….I hope she’ll file for a divorce too

    1. AMEN! Thank you for reading! – Emmanuel

    2. Amen O! Thanks for reading – Emmanuel

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