Good (?) King Flashoslas looked out o’er the Lekki people
With the 4-eyed man he thought, let us fleece the people
Widen roads and build a bridge, then exact full measure
For a quarter century, jingling pockets, pleasure.
What if they revolt, F said, could we still withstand them?
Do not fret your little head, we will just disband them.
Bring out tanks and sub-machines, gas to end their gathering
When they beat a full retreat, there’ll be no more blathering.
And, the 4-eyed man went on, see their feeble leaning
Gutless, rudderless and poor, full of empty steaming
They are well-renowned, you see, for a deep resilience
After feeble mutiny, they’ll accept their sentence.
-Timmy Flowers, 1734 -1862