Faces of Leaders

Faces of Leaders

A man wearing a pair of shades told me I should follow him,

Like a dream, I stood beside him,

But alas,

I was not the only one.

When I get there you would know ‘He Said’

We walked and the sun stalked,

We thirsted and our throats twisted,

We limped and our feet tripped,

The tree branches had no mercy,

And our feet kicking the mud, leaving no tracing,

We hungered and wondered,

Will this ever come to an end?

And on the brink of surrender,

Some screamed form behind,

‘Where are you taking me to?’

‘Where are you taking us to?’

And he turned and said,

‘I do not know’ and he removed his glasses,

And behold he was blind!


11 thoughts on “Faces of Leaders” by somto (@somto)

  1. nice! totally depicts our past leaders. hopefully the new ones arent hiding blind eyes behind dark sunshades

  2. Honestly this made me smile! I like it.

  3. @Febby: Thank you! Hopefully the new ones are indeed not wearing shades and have their eyes wide open! :)
    @AdesojI: I am glad you do.. Thanks :)

  4. Very apt, very nice

  5. Agree with Mercy, very apt and nice too
    Its a shame though

  6. @Mercy: Thank you!
    @Anderson:I agree with you. It is indeed a shame, lets hope that one day would come when before we follow we ask the ‘leader’, please remove the shades you are wearing for we need to confirm that you have not just the eyes to lead us but also the vision to take us there..I am glad you liked it .

    1. You are welcome, its something we all pray passionately for that day.

  7. As in you’re right Somto. Leaders with vision is what we need. Great piece.

  8. Nice one.

    Slight typo in the fourteenth line. ‘Form’ should be ‘from’.

    Well done.

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