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Poems from the Poets heart- The Devil

Poetry By: Nnedi Obasi

The poet is talking about a former boss who bullied people that worked under him. He was power drunk and abused his position; he never cared about the welfare of others. The poet could only see him as ‘the devil’ in the form of ‘a human skin’.

Submitted:Jul 18, 2011    Reads: 49    Comments: 1    Likes: 1   


His appearance, very decisive

Full of hostility, very much a fiend

Gospels his kingdom but not his kingdom

First day at work a bombshell is thrown

Spits venom just like a dragon

Growls like a tiger looking for a prey.

Power drunken, position abused

Full of pride, intoxicated by post

Pretends to be friendly but never a friend

A cheat in all he does

Shows no mercy, a heartless being

Devour is his delight

An egoist at all level

A tyrant ruler who never cares

An animal in a human form

Or rather the devil that wears a human skin.


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