THIS WICKED FLOOD

Must we at the temple’s hill Hear the preacher’s talk “You must each other kill And even their children you must stalk!” Shan’t the preachments from heaven Bring peace and heal our clobbered hearts Without any mixture of leaven, Shielding us from poisonous darts? Stop making us vassals of hate!...

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A NATION WITH NO HOPE

Our people have all lost hope, Life’s game’s more than they can cope! The hopes of all have begun to falter: Yoruba, Hausa and their Igbo brother. But there is one thing they may have forgotten, When there’s still life, despair is nothing. So let this rhymes fire their flame...

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RUMORS (by Moses Opara)

All around here and there, Rumors are travelling on wings And sirens are ringing In many a heart! All faces are wrinkled And poised in ignorance, confusion and fear, With tears of sorrow in deceptive lies, Ready to shower from their cheeks! All are lost In strangling moments of deceit....

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