Monday, 24 October 2011

Acrostic: Bonoko

Bad death that was!
Of an innocent soul
Nipped from the bud too soon
On false claims of possessing a fake gun
Killed on broad daylight in the streets
O, the perils of being a civilian!


This poem was inspired by a video doing the rounds in Youtube called "BONOKO". It is a statement given by an innocent bystander who witnesses the police shoot an innocent person and "wekelea" him a "bonoko" ( a fake gun). It is a serious social commentary of extrajudicial killings told in a subtle, hilarious, satirical and playful manner.


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