the jewel of inestimable value
of our government.
Untouchable, unchallengeable wrongdoers
Vagabond-tycoons, noble tax evaders
Rent-free occupants of our land,
enemies of our crops
Devourers of our farmers and commuters
Nightmare of our women.
All hail the herdsmen
not all herdsmen
but violent herdsmen.
E.T.H Aina is the author of two story collections, Obinze the Fearless Boy and Heart to Heart. His writing has appeared in Visual Verse, Poetry Portion, The Writer’s Pen magazine, The Society of Young Nigerian Writers magazine, and others. He lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.