How on earth did they cope,
Rulers of dynasties old?
What strength possessed them
To rule roost o’er these cesspools?
Kingdoms ruined, alliances bust
By shenanigans of the Harem politics
Fortunes, hard won, easily lost
Yet, this institution endures.
Why on earth do men do this,
Pursuit of flesh to gratify flesh?
Who can man save from this pull of
the sweet and sour taste it bodes.
Harems, meant to show man’s prowess
Yet in deed shews forth women’s might
As birds a nectar draws, men always drawn
To that which eventually his death makes!
(The end… Or is it?)
© 25th September 2016. Adewale Adeniji.