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What is Left of What is Right?

by Ogedengbe Tolulope Impact

i
What is left of what is right,
When traitors are epitomes of light
And countless kleptocratic mice
Flaunt around with virtues of vice?

What is left of what is right,
When Karma now takes delight
In shedding of innocent blood
On the altar of deceitful god?

ii
What is left of what is right,
When truth tholes blistering burns
And honesty suffers a pitiable plight
Under the wrath of nagging guns?

What is left of what is right,
When minds bereaved by terror cuts
And dreams murdered in hostile night
No longer find justice in our courts?

iii
Our national law is a defiled creed,
Governing the actions of our might.
Its sacred rule now makes the poor man bleed
So what is left of what is right?

Is there relief, from this mischief,
That blinds our parliament's sight?
To our nation's grief, they laud the thief
Tell me, what then is left of what is right?


Biography
Ogedengbe Tolulope Impact is a chemical Engineering graduate of the
prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State. He started
writing poems in 2012 and his works have appeared in various
anthologies and literary websites. Tolulope was one of the Wole
Soyinka's at 81 shortlisted poets, 2015 organised by the Poetry Court,
and 7th Korea-Nigeria Poetry Fiesta, 2017 organised by Arojah
Concepts. His poems won the 2016 maiden edition of Sprinng Literary
contest and the June edition of Brigitte poirson poetry contest(BPPC).
Tolulope currently resides in Benin City where he is serving his Father
land as a 2015/2016 Batch B corps member at Uhunmwode Local
government secretariat, Edo State.
World's Best Poems, p. 15

What is Left of What is Right?

by Ogedengbe Tolulope Impact
(Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria)

Second Place: Socially Engaged Poetry Contest #3
Originally Published in
Wax Poetry and Art, May 26, 2018
"What is Left of What is Right?" by Ogedengbe Tolulope Impact
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