Has come to town.
Doors slammed, windows shut,
As a warhead booms.
Danger screams aloud,
At fainting hearts.
Then, nightfall shambles in,
As fear wears her makeup.
Kasala! Evil phenomenon,
Dancing wildly around our nation.
Azonto in the north,
Galala in the east,
Suo in the west,
And Yahoozay in the south.
Kasala! Ye unwelcome stranger,
Yet your fiery fury is pinched,
By blood eating hypocrites.
We pray the oceans drink you up,
And the wind violently shove you,
The sandy Sahara you go.
Kasala! We must fight you.
Be cursed by our mothers’ bleeding breasts.
Stand indicted by the hopeless loins of the grey haired.
You shall be no more!
I open my eyes wide,
Still it looms,
Yes, it hangs, still in the air,
Like foul breath.
So what is this?
Wishful thinking or fantasy?
Perhaps a purposeless nightmare!
*Kasala- common street slang synonymous with chaos or anarchy
*Azonto, Galala, Suo, Yahoozay- Afro- HipHop dance styles.
Written by: Kunle Omope
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson
I am a member of the WRR editorial team.