August 8, 2017by Dami Ajayi

Tuesday Poem by Timilehin Olagunju

Up National, Progress

 

rusty metal on wheels,
clanging down the interstate,
like an angry wheelbarrow,
roadworthy my foot!

even the road is not worthy!
potholes desecrate the road,
driver becomes a stuntman,
meanders better than the F1 racer.

then a tyre squeals,
hissing at us in defiance,
enough is enough, I have to retire
let another take my place

another angry wheelbarrow comes along,
the new driver is smoking! hot
he takes us to our destination,
what a misfit of a journey!