'KEKE'

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


'Keke' is a name used in many parts of Nigeria for the auto rickshaw widely known as 'Tuk-tuk'. This poem analyses the reckless manner of driving of many 'Keke' drivers especially in Warri,
Southern Nigeria, reflective of their counterparts in several other parts of the country.

Submitted: August 07, 2018

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‘KEKE’

How tottery she looks

Running down the black floor

In plain glare, on all threes

Yet her masters ride her

Like crazéd animals

Careless of her fragile body

And the children in her bowels

Awaiting birth at sundry times

And though well I love him,

My husband is one such;

Unthinking overlords,

Wanton and spirited,

Mad in this money hunt

That leaves him and many the kind

Careless in manipulation

Of this delicate steel lady.


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