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THE OUSTED KING TURKEY OF ERICUS

Once upon a time
There lived a Turkey who loved being in power
Although stupid to a fault
The cunning and dubious ways of its family
…led it to be one of the wealthiest animals in the jungle
Owing to this
Turkey manipulated its way into the power race
…of the Animal Kingdom of Ericus

II
Many laughed after seeing Turkey on the List
…of Kings
But their smiles were to fade
…as it preyed on their prejudices and emotions
…to make them see its ambition in a different light
…by destroying the reputation of Lion,
…hitting on its carnivorous nature
The mandate which many believed
…was Lion’s to have
Went to Turkey at the awe of other kingdoms
Which wondered how Turkey
…with its small mind
…could rule the Kingdom of Ericus

III
Not long after the elections
…worry and fear
…started to rule over the kingdom
Four legged animals started hunting down two legged animals
As some birds fled to other kingdoms
…just for safety
When kingdoms met
Turkey acted the most bizaar
Embarrassing the Animal Kingdom of Ericus
As its attendants run helter skelter
…to cover its flaws to no avail
Where peace reigned
…Turkey shot choas
Where love lived
…Turkey sent hatred
Where harmony reigned
…Turkey crowned divisions
Where fairness reigned
…Turkey built castles of injustices
Until some of its supporters got tired of supporting it

IV
After a first term
…which seemed like a decade rule
The kingdom went again to polls
This time, many four legged animals supported Turkey
But only the stinking two legged animals joined its wagon
The reason being they smelled so badly
…that they were unhuntable
Turkey’s woes started when it realized
…that two legged animals were more than the four legged animals
But it was too late as the votes had already been counted
That is how an Ant dragged Turkey
…from the golden stool onto a kitchen stool
Where shame forced its own knife to take its life
Making the four legged animals happy
…due to the free lunch it offered
…even in its downfall
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © November 8, 2020

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

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