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PAUSE AND LISTEN
Pause and listen to the deafening silence,
Pause and listen to the muffled voices,
Voices trapped in the mire of poverty,
Cries of joblessness and destitute.

Pause and listen to the gnashing teeth of children,
Chastised by hunger pangs and disease,
Posterity a dream,
The future stillborn.

Pause and listen to the people’s cries of betrayal,
Cries of freedom never realised,
Pause and listen to the people’s tirades of distress,
Silent revolutions against suppressive regimes and pseudo democracies.
Pause and listen to the mumbles by corrupt leaders mainting their innocence,
Pause and listen,
Pause and hope.

#Politics #corruption # #betrayal
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