“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara

“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.” ― Bertrand Russell, New Hopes for a Changing World

“I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician”
Charlie Chaplin

Odun nlo sopin o

Baba mimo

Fiso re so mi o baba rere

Ohun ti o pa mi l’ekun o

Lodun titun, ma je ko sele si mi o

Baba rere

(The year is coming to an end, good Lord,keep me save my good father,Whatever will make me cry in the new year, don’t allow it to happen to me, my good father)

The year is changing

its working dress,

it’s putting on its pajamas

preparatory towards sleeping.

the twelve steps is almost

being completed.

the year is

in the final subject

for the school’s final year

it’s preparing to graduate.

tarry a while ! please, tarry a while!


what have you done

chief Madaru the politician

Madaru the pseudo leader?.

have you not chased power

to exhaustion level?

have you not

started pursuing power

from the year’s beginning

without catching it?

tarry a while! tarry a while !


how many herbalists

have you consulted?

how many vows

have you taken?

how many lives

have you taken?

can we talk of those

whom you’ve wrecked?

how many good names

have you trampled on

in your mad rush

for power?

tarry a while! tarry a while

chief Madaru

the Professor of ruse

tarry a while!


is power that necessary?

that you will

sell your children into slavery?

is power that intoxicating

that you lose everything

to gain it?

is it so permanent,

that you’ll sell

your soul like Mephistopheles’?

Chief Madaru is power the elixir

that you care less

for anybody

if you can only survive?

tarry a while! ! tarry a while !

are you

so power conscious

that you become blind?

to those eternal truths

that move a man?

has justice jumped

out of your heart?

is your conscience

so hardened

that you now

have a heart of stone?

is power so necessary

that you play on truth

and juggle honesty?


is power worth

the compromise,

the accursed flexibility,

and sell outs

in the dark?

tarry a while ! chief Madaru,

tarry a while !

do you ever remember

that power does not belong

to you?

have you ever thought

of its source?

are you not pursuing

a nebulous entity?

a fragile concept

as temporary

as the morning dew

in sunlight?

tarry a while ! tarry a while !

is money, power and influence

your riding aims here?

have you asked about those

who have powers before you?

do you wonder about the leaders

of yesteryears?

have you thought of

the powers that be

some epochs back

who remember them now?

tarry a while ! my brother,

tarry a while !


when you have ten mansions,

are you going to sleep

in all the same time?

when you possess

twenty one vehicles?

are you going to ride

in all the same time?

is this year’s unbridled rush

after power and influence

worth it?

tarry a while? tarry a while !

why don’t you ask yourself

what your Creator wants you

to do?


do you think you are just

a perchance creation here?

do you ever reflect on why

your creator places

your in that corridor?

don’t you sometime think

on why you are given

these opportunities?

as the new year knocks

at the door

stop, search your mind

tarry a while ! tarry a while !






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