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Yusuf Adamu

The Mirror Never Lies

The mirror once told me that
My face was smooth and cute
My chin as bare as the Sahara

As the Sun counted our days
The moon counted our nights
And seasons exchanged fortunes
The mirror told me something new

All the smoothness is gone
As if it has been different ever since
My chin has turned into a bush
The mirror showed me a total stranger
This morning!

1999

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Global Village

Global village

Though we are all human
we are made to be different
by forces beyond our clout

Yet they want remake us
in a new image of their choice
in a village too big to be safe

The world they now call
a single village in the globe
with a big brother to match

As long as we are second class
within that large village fashioned
we would be subjected to
someone’s standards
someone’s culture
someone’s technology

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