For the families of those that died in man’s acts of violence,
I offer to you my deepest condolences.
I see on your faces as tears suffuse;
What a shock it must have been, when came the news.
The misfortune is great, plotted by evil hands;
Yet there’s a reason that only God understands.
Let not your bleeding tears drown your trust in Him,
But love and hope should fill your hearts to the brim.
Love – to forgive and your broken-hearts amend.
Hope – that this savagery soon will end;
That your anguish will be o’er,
And in grief, shall you not shiver.
You’ll be strengthened to endure,
Forget, laugh, remember… but feel your pains no more…
*Dedicated to the families of those murdered by the Boko Haram terrorist group…
Written by: Kingsley U. Ayistar
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson