the canker worm

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The canker worm

Corruption- the canker worm

that eats through the conscience of men and women

The common factor that humanity shares

As old as humanity and as same

As the cries of babies everywhere


You, who have made black and white the same,

Young and old,

Women and men

Corruption that has destroyed the moral fibre of the society

Everyone talks about you

questions and condemns you,

Yet you live and move and have your being in us!


Shall we elevate you to second nature?


We have the answer

We have the will power

We have the solution

We share in a corrupt humanity but

We have the power to CHANGE

And recreate ourselves

To unbind ourselves from the grip of Corruption!

The shameless and thoughtless

Our fibres have been eaten

But the bones of our inner strength toughens

The canker worm submits to the salt of CHANGE.

Amaka Okoye

Amaka Okoye

A seasoned and an award-journalist who has practiced both in and outside of Nigeria. She has covered varied beats but her forte is Conflict and Crisis Reporting. She majors in reporting terrorism, banditry and abductions in the Northern part of Nigeria.

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