General Poetry posted June 9, 2022


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Friendship should be devoid of discrimination.

Favoured To Attract Enemies

by Lloyd T. Okoko


The author has placed a warning on this post for violence.
"Take
The crown
Off his head!"
The goons ordered;
Brandishing sharp swords
And cascading me down
The hue of the most revered.
They severed hugs and broke
the cords
Of our friendship frittered
overhead.

"Fake
Exchange
Is normal
Between riled fiends!"
The goons again snarled.
"Never should an exchange
Of crown go for coaxing
friends.
He'd made him scapegoat to
be gnarled
As means of spewing out the
dismal.

"Drown!"
Discord;
Be sluiced down
Into sin bin."
You gave a shrill cry;
Halting the hateful sword
Wielded by your vile vexed kin
Away from their violent pry.
"Let his head be adorned with
the crown."

Crown
On me;
Their venom
Unleashed on you:
For making me king.
Far from codenamed,
stranger,
You have made me one of
you;
Riding free on your royal ring;
I deny them power like
condom.

Let's
Berth truce
By taking
The crown off me;
Straying for a stance
That will freely produce
Compromise to set me free.
Let war canoes sail out and
dance;
Let all vexed goons call for life
staking.

Bets
Vouched will
Surely strive.
I assure you
That taking the crown
Off me shall bring goodwill.
Truthfully, I assure you,
That it will douse their
vengeful frown
And bequeath us with a
peaceful drive.



Recognized


Favouring an individual or a group above others is a major cause of communal strife and to a large extent global insecurity. Beneficiaries of such favour, most especially, when it is from a friend should play down on the patronage of their benefactors, because a favoured friend will attract the enmity of those disfavoured.
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