Blind Leader (a poem by Onyekwere Adolphus Kachi)

Student Pulse brings you the #PulseStudentPoetry Prize where 8 lines of poetry could win you a sleek Lenovo ThinkPad...

You are masking under a political cover

Are you not Rufus in Achebe's VOTER?

Tell me, tell me not what I hate to hear

That sends our complacent youths in fear

Brandishing a hypocritical speech

Promising subsidy, assuring security

While he seats at the corridors of deceit

Wake up BARD, rise up youths, accept not defeat.

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This is one of the 5 poems shortlisted for the 2nd voting round in the #PulseStudentPoetry Prize announced on April 2nd 2014. The winner of this round stands a chance to win a sleek Lenovo ThinkPad by the end April.

Drop a comment and/or share to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to vote for your favourite poem or click here to read the other poems and vote.

Remember to share using the tag #PulseStudentPoetry on Twitter and also mention @PulseNigeria247.

Note that the winning poem/poet will be selected by the audience: the number of total likes, shares, tweets, retweets and comments posted on the poem, will be taken into consideration.

The contest continues. Season 2 starts May 2, 2015, with a laptop will be won every month until December 2014.

So Watch out for the announcement!

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