100_0221I might be poor but am free,
I could sleep wherever I please,
Breathe as much air as I can,
Attend to nature’s call at my convenience,
Speak to friends and loved ones at will,
Watch television programmes I like even if in a friend’s room,
But once I was confined,
Told when to sleep, wake up, eat, bath and sleep,
Had an inches opening for a window,
Had ‘zontoli’ for soup,
Had gari, cassava, kenkey and when really lucky rice with grounded pepper and soup as meals,
Had no conjugal rights, so I discharged in my sleep,
All for a crime I did not commit,
Many moons have I spent at this confinement centre,
But at last I am free, poor but free.

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Michael Eli Dokosi is a journalist and a formidable writer with a decade's experience. He is a blogger as well who currently owns and manages the news portal www.blakkpepper.com. The site is a wholesome news platform with entertainment, political, general, sports, negroid and foreign news offerings with the tagline 'More than Straight News' because of its alternate take on issues. The blakkpepper name emerged because the site is Afrocentric and hot. The Managing Editor can be reached via cell line (+233) 0249907425 & (+233) 0262907425 and via email blakkpeppergh@gmail.com for adverts, enquiries and news coverage invites.