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Don't Tag Yourself, My Friend by Kufre Udeme

Don’t tag yourself my friend
When on my way in peace I drive
You bounced out from a hole of dirts
Yourself adorned like a palm tree
Stands on my way and me you halt
To check my boot and bonnet
Be sure my papers are complete
Posing in another man’s office
And my friend you call yourself
When a compatriot you realized I am
That my speedometer and mileometer are all functioning
Then you smuggle your hand to me
To furnish with twenty figure
Gaze at you, my head can’t help but shake
Not in fear of your powder steel
Nor that apparel of curse you think a uniform
But for tagging yourself a friend
When what you are is an enemy.

Kufre Udeme is a strong-willed writer with an artistic commitment to beat the blind criticism of Africa. Since 2007, his writings have been published in local and international publications, including All States, The Evangelist, and Update Newspapers. His poem “The Obama Nation” was published in 2011 by Fullosia Press. Please visit to contact him.