I am just a passerby…
I saw people of Aluu
Strip them bare like Anini,
Hammering fists and woods on them!
I heard their silent screams-
Thunderous and inconsolable
As beads of blood trickled down,
From their eyes and nostrils!
I saw callous Aluuians put tyres on their necks
Drench them generously with fuel
And happily set them ablaze!
I saw smoke – thick and bulbous!
Ascending to the sky,
Inviting the crows and vultures.
O! It’s another disaster in my country!
My kinsmen, I am just a passerby…
meet the poet: Madu Chisom Kingdavid