As a pauper you crept into our cities

And on you, many took pity

Sheltered you and gave you food

But now we all are taken to be fools


You told us you were only here on a visit

And we didn’t know that keeping you was a big risk

So you were given a little freedom

Only for you to tell us we lack wisdom


Since you were hopeless, penniless and jobless

Contracts and projects were given to you to keep us blameless

But now it seems you have all in abundance

Thereby becoming more and more arrogant


You now possess series of estates and flirt of exotic cars

Oh! Corruption, how come you have taken over our land?

In our nation, you seek power in high places

But sooner or later, you shall be blazing


Call it whatever you like, trickery or bravery

But we will nit linger in this modern act of slavery

It is true that you have taken bold steps

But we shall continue to fight you with our best and won’t rest





I will surely emphasize and re-emphasize

That you corruption can never be legalized

Many have been infested with your deadly poison

I guess we must have learnt enough lessons


See what have become of our great nation

One wonders if she is beyond redemption

Where suffering have become an icon

We just hope that one day, the saviour will come


To ruin the country’s economy has been your primary motives

Thereby leaving the poor masses to weep

Oh corruption! I can’t wait to see you rotten behind bars

For I truly know you days are numbered.

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