Friday, March 5, 2010

Contesting Realities

On this side of the political wasteland
The real unending terrain of utter depravity
Sustained purely by auspicious idealism
In a world of
Unfettered neighbourliness
Obscene warmth
Colour
Culture
Humanity
Great Friendships
Genuine selflessness
Gifts of beautiful smiles
And little else
But chronic anger
At
That side of the divide
The mundane world of the privileged
Inhabited by sub-souls devoid of ubuntu
Driven by rat race persuasions
The neo-apartheid world of heartless realism
With their
Cocooned spaces
Celebrated self-imprisonment
Emotional coldness and distances
Personalised boundaries and walls
Obscene consumerism
Incorrigible selfishness
Rotten personalities
Disdainful attitudes
Repulsive glares of wanton animosity
And mulish conformity


Having tasted the free lunch of the looted kind
They want more
And more
Now they have forgotten how to be human
How did these ordinary folks become such utter degenerates?
Letting themselves go so far
Becoming slaves in a world of no return
I dread a monumental collision of these contesting realities
Is there a way out?

4 comments:

Esi W. Cleland said...

It really is a continent of contrasts. But then again, isn't that just how life itself is? The good with the bad. The ups and downs?

Myne Whitman said...

I don't think there is a way out out. All the news so far are so depressing. This hits the nail on the head, well written.

posekyere said...

You certainly have a point, Esi.
The sense I get is, unlike the ups and downs, the good and bad as well as the give and take that are inevitable parts of life, there are ominous signs of serious rumblings in the land.
The distructive power of those who feel cheated is far beyond the control of the privileged remnant.
The underlying factor is the extent of greed, corruption and inability of the government to meet the unrealistic expectations of millions of cdmpatriots who have been taught to believe that they have a right to be maintained by the government without lifting a finger.

posekyere said...

Yes, MW.
I bekieve that the situation is very dire. I pity the politicians and those in positions of responsibility.