A Plea For Justice - Gabriel Edzordzi Agbozo

Returning from the riverside
With a bucket of water
I saw droplets of tears
Accumulating by and by
Forming a small stream
Snaking to the riverside.

Returning from the riverside
I heard the wailing of people
Children and old
Men, women, boys and girls
Cursingly crying as the tears were
Snaking to the riverside.

Returning from the riverside
Injustice and greed matrimonised
Hunger, poverty and disease familiarised
Under the auspices of scavenging aristocrats
While tears of the victimised were
Snaking to the riverside.

Returning from the riverside
I heard complainers complaining
Yet none listened to them
A little girl knelt before me pleading
For my intersection as her tears were
Snaking to the riverside.

Returning from the riverside
I gather plights and sorrows
To the altar of justice
And he sent me to men
Seeking mercy for other men whose tears are
Snaking to the riverside.
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