Tuesday, 6 May 2008

"MEN OF THE UNDERWORLD"

They visit at the hour you least expect
Some visit during the dark hours of the night
When you are in the comfort of your room
Answering to the sweet call of nature
Others visit in broad daylight
In the full glare of everyone
Some are even audacious to the point of notifying you of their imminent visit
They unleash their terror on their victims
Leaving them in shock, pain and misery

They are the men of the underworld
Some of them are gentlemen of the highway
They are heartless, merciless and with no conscience
They arm themselves with all forms of ammunition
Ranging from guns, machetes and “jazz”
To perpetuate their evil acts

Different victims have different experiences of their encounter with them
Some are left with poignant memories of the ugly incident
Especially in cases where an innocent blood was shed
They cut short the lives of breadwinners
Leaving their families in a precarious state
May the heavens rain curses on their heads for their cruel acts

Men of the underworld unleash terror in neighbourhoods
They cause pandemonium and uncertainty
Through endless gunshots from their weapons of destruction

Individuals scamper for safety in the bid to save their heads
They can no longer sleep with both eyes closed
Cause they know not when they would strike again
May these men never know peace cause they do not deserve it.


I was just thinking about some ugly experience which took place on the first of january in the year 2000 when my neigbour was murdered by armed robbers. It was a shocking experience and each time I think about that fateful day, I normally feel really sad. Only God knows the time when men of the underworld would stop terrorising their fellow citizens all in the name of trying to make a living. Oh I was tagged by Ejura, I'm gonna do that later.

44 comments:

Smaragd said...

First!

such a sad sad poem. i got talking about these demons in human form wiv some friends at work yesterday, it's appalling the things they get up to.

so sorry about ur friend.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

This is just so sad, but also overwhelming because such stories are too common.

Hope you are feeling better...

AJIKE said...

Gosh babes u write well!

Secondly its ridiculous..i mean i know they are suffering right but do they have to take it out on the poor citizens living thier normal lives *sigh*

Am sorry about your friend!!!

Nice one!

the genius within said...

sad tale very well told..sorry abt ur neighbour..they were at our place some years back but thank God no one was hurt...
after that my parents had to start keeping some money at home just in case...

tk cre

Jarrai said...

This is so sad....life taken without care or remorse. Human beings are wicked, we are our own worst enemies. Nice post girl, as always

BTW...you've been tagged

EXSENO said...

Sad, Scary and frightening, but so well written you make the reader see and feel the terror of it all.

In My Own Words said...

There's absolutely no excuse for such dastardly acts.

Hope u r good.

littleangel4christ said...

Sad but true...
May God protect us from the 'men of the underworld'
Thanx dear for stoppin' by...really appreciate it.

Allied said...

This is a fear of mine. That is why i have not visited home in a while.

Mz. Dee said...

Wow.. that was deep..
God will sha help us in this world.. Ur neighbour is in a better place love..

ejura said...

I hate em! I keep wondering what ever pushes them to pursuing this kind of career. Poverty? Greed? Sheer wickedness and evil?
What?
They once attacked my aunty-beat her up, shot her husband in the leg, killed the security man, raped her househelp and made off with cars and valuable stuff.

To think they are born of women! Would be easier to understand if they are spawn of the devil's sperm and a monkey's egg.

Oya, 6 quirks already!

ejura said...

plus I'm first twice. "11"!

Jaycee said...

It's a sad thing, especially when they murder a breadwinner...or any other innocent victim. Really sad!

Uzezi said...

''Different victims have different experiences of their encounter with them
Some are left with poignant memories of the ugly incident
Especially in cases where an innocent blood was shed
They cut short the lives of breadwinners
Leaving their families in a precarious state
May the heavens rain curses on their heads for their cruel acts''

i say amen to that

wellsbaba said...

my friends broda's head was blown off lastweek in broad daylight!you can steal but y d hell do u kill???
welldone with u n mz.dee fightin4first place on my blog ooo...lol

Eve said...

reminds me of an painful experience.

nicely written

Afrobabe said...

It’s really terrible…I have experienced it twice now. Once when I was a child and as an adult in 2006…Its horrible…though no one was seriously hurt for weeks the sound of the gate opening made me freeze wherever I was. That fear never leaves you.

the genius within said...

hey, you've officially been tagged..Pls see my blog for rules and stuff..thanks

take good care

Sprezatura said...

wondering, is there anyone working on V.I lagos that hasnt experienced these demons, on the bridge especially. Then on the Lagos airport route as well, its sad but i guess we all have to live with evil.

AlooFar said...

I hope u're fine now.


Cheers.

LG said...

...May the heavens rain curses on their heads for their cruelacts AMEN
pele dearie,

*njoy ur w'end*

wellsbaba said...

chic ur posts are bcomin poetical by d day!guess ur melancholic in temperament

bllk wolf said...

Men of the underworld...
right?..
(me acting like i don't know wat ur talking about)
its actually a very nasty experience..
i guess we all tend to forget the SCARS we(victims)tend to live with,
looking over our shoulders.
thats by the way...
thanks a million for showing me some (i mean) a lot of Luv...
welcome to my cave,
U've just been "clawed"

princesa said...

...and later they will now repent and open church.
*hiss*
I tagged you dearie.
Check my blog.

The Last King Of Scotland said...

so true, your words. armed robbery is a menace to any society particularly ours. we cannot enjoy our money in peace because of these hoodlums. so many people have been scarred or dethroned by their actions

Free-flowing Florida said...

Pele. i've never had an encounter with these folks. God, pls keep them far away 4rm me & my family. & indeed, everyone! It's not an experience 2 have

Dark Temptress said...

it cuts me up to think such sadness happens in the world we live in today. But the best way fight back is not allow the demons within win...

hoping you've managed to find peace within yourself..

p.s muchos love for devirginising my blog

Maddie

Naijachic said...

They killed ur neighbour? Jeez! *shudders* Ha, May God help us....

Great poem

Pink-satin said...

may God save us!!!i am so scared of 9ja because of these armed robbers and the ole policemen too

Afronuts said...

eeya...God will judge all evil doers.

if u sow destruction, u will reap likewise.

sorry abt ur neighbour

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Just checking in...

tobenna said...

Now, I'm really afraid.
Very afraid.

While you delay in responding to tags, the list grows. I tagged you also in my last post :(

Uzezi said...

passing by and hoping for an update

how u dey?

Uzezi said...
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bllk wolf said...

hey!where u been?

Free-flowing Florida said...

i hate, hate, hate reading posts on armed robbers. it's scary cos i've never experienced it. my praer 4rm d bottom of my heart is dat i never do

LG said...

checking for an update!!
Dearie, hope u r gud?

Oracle said...

Nice writing style.

I bet no one wants to meet those underworld guys, although I've met them before.
I'm happy to still be alive

wellsbaba said...

chic where hav u bin now?whats happening,u knw even upload again......

Sasuke said...

Nice poem my dear dont mind those bastard no gooders as a matter of fact may God have mercy on them.

Jarrai said...

Hey you...just stalking your blog as usual looking for an update...:)

Hope ur ok.

ejura said...

Men of the underworld must have transfromed into men of the over world by now...

Babes where are u now?
Why you never update?
Too much work or na break you the take?

You haven't even posted your 6 quirks and you said you'd do them later.

May i pls know yr def for later? The next 3 years?

Allied said...

Update !!!

The Pseudo-Independent said...

God bless