Who’s Right? A Poem Written By Aare Tunde Dawood-Akerele

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Aare Tunde Dawood-Akerele

Under a mango tree
A man was sitting on a box
Ruminating over a varied issues
That he has shared with his friends

Joined by those three friends
Who got worried by his posture
Each probed to know the cause
But he resolved to discreet silence

They all left one after the other
But later reconverged at a beer café
His state of mood was the only topic
It almost ensued an unending controversy

The tallest one claimed to be right
Attributed it to a pressing debt
Based on their last discussion
But is he right?

The average one made another point
Claimed that he was denied of US visa
Based on what they discussed last
But is he right?

The shortest came up with his own view
A disappointment by construction firm
Based on the last discussion
But is he right?

He left the place to join them
Appeared in a different mood
That effected their own worry
No one lied about their views

He was only thinking amazingly on
How the debt was being cancelled
How the US visa was being issued
How the juicy deal was being sealed

The tallest, the average
The shortest or himself
Who’s right?

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