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.
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

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

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."

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

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
Let all vexed goons call for life

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.


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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