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by Odimegwu Onwumere, Nigeria Jun 6, 2005
Human Rights   Poetry


Mentally challenged

Yesterday, he begged me for money
When I was broke.
Today, I saw him eating
Morbidly, than food, I smelled
I began to question:
Where is the government?
Where are the philanthropists?
Where are the psychiatrists?
That this man is a castaway!
The ones they care for
Are the ones that will favour them?
But this man, walking homelessly,
He is a child of a father
And would have been a father
Of a son, if managed accomplishing.
He lives in the open place,
Bitten by sun, tormented by depression
And mocked by brats,
Is he not a son of a father?
His stained look horrible and naked.
I was mentally challenged to assist
But was broke when I wanted to assist.
Can you assist my voice from there?



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Odimegwu Onwumere

Odimegwu Onwumere, a poet and an author, is the Founder, Poet Against Child Abuse (PACA), Rivers State , Nigeria . +2348032552855. apoet25@yahoo.com

If it's prose, he writes stories,
If it's poetry, he writes poems,
If it's drama, he writes screenplays,
And he has achieved some poetry nominations, in the USA and in Canada. He was born in Accra Ghana. A Nigerian by origin and is in his early thirties.
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