We Writers = Social Observers?

We are not just pen wielders. Our pens wield opinions. Opinions that can make or break society.

We are the voice of the unheard, the extension of the suppressed.

A true writer should be able to observe society’s misnorms and translate it into written content. Hence, this piece:

I AM BARIGA

Squalor
Squalor
Squalid.

This is not we asked for
Asked for
But you damn it.

Them mosquitoes
They leech us
Leech us
We’ve had it.

But the opposition
Will feed us
Feed us
We believe it?

Squalor
Squalor
This writer has had it!

*Based on the deplorable living conditions of Bariga in Lagos, Nigeria. Feel free to share with any Lagos State government official you know (Maybe even the governor himself)

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