Yesterday, Dear Joe suffered a blazing jolt
When arsonists that are very well known
But falsely paraded as gunmen unknown
Stormed, at daytime, his treasured country home.
Arriving, into the mighty house they broke
On prized chattels, poured jerrycans of petrol
Set house alight, glad Joe has been dealt a blow
Done, marched boldly away to their own homes.
Joe, these murderers and anarchists on the prowl
Surely, shall soon in the furnace of justice roast
To infamy do not bow; to fear do not kowtow
Your tree isn’t felled, cut branch shall again grow.
- Jiti Ogunye Lagos 4th October, 2021