“State of Affairs In Our World” by Lazola Pambo

Some call it paranoia,

But I simply say plainly,

It is the state of affairs in our world,

We vote for a president

And he or she ambushes the nation,

Forgetting the people,

 

We lack to understand each other

Conflicted in differences,

Lesbians and gays

Attacked as scavengers by people

Religious church priests

Sodomizing their children

 

Some call it madness,

But I simply say again and again,

It is the state of affairs in our world,

We call ourselves human beings,

Denying our mixed races,

Until we are shocked to see bloodshed

 

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Poet’s Bio- Lazola is a poet, essayist and novelist. His works have been published in the 2012 Short Story Day Africa, Poetry Potion Journal, 2012 Pendle War Poetry collection, Fundza Literacy Trust and Moonlight Songs for Pa Nelson Mandela anthology amongst others. Lazola’s hobby is reading ancient and modern literature.

Illustration by Alan Van Every (Featured image on the front page)

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1 comment for ““State of Affairs In Our World” by Lazola Pambo

  1. 28/05/2014 at 8:20 am

    I agree. How cruel we are.
    Thank you.

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