A politician's tongue is for kneading dough of lies into sugary cake
(& according to research, people are admirers of cakes...) His mouth wears thousand promises all at once. He says he is a god, long-awaited rain, your umbrella in the hot sun, your season of peace... etc
A politician is a singing serpent across the street preaching of healing "come to me, oh ye lepers & i'll make you whole"
His heart Is an aboki knife Sharper than Sango's red rage
His face Cocooned with Sweetness of smile Do not trust it
A politician Is a charming tiger on makeup Laughing at you
Written by Kehinde Adedeji
a young Nigerian poet and spoken word artist.