Poem: What Happened Overnight? by Abiola Gbolahan


Who is to Blame?
Us or Them?
Who got it wrong?

If us, where did we get it wrong?
Are the tides really changing?
Are the odds taking a new turn?

Did the grades really come begging?
Who's to hold responsible?
Speaker or Listener?

What Happened Overnight?
Who's gonna quench this fire of war?
Who's to turn to in this unending tour?

But wait! Is there really a means to this end?
Are we going to eventually scape through this bend?
Is there light at the end of this tunnel?

Or should we gird up or loins?
Or should we click the guns?

With the blue case glued to the white sheet?
Or the stick to the hand?
I hope this doesn't last forever, or you think it would?

Gbolahan, Justice Abiola.Abi
English Studies Department AAUA.
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