LAMENTATIONS FOR AMINAT

Dedicated to the abducted Chibok School Girls Aminat, O Aminat! When you came Our life danced With drums and claps Sorrow and grief were absent Joy was our friend Our precious life Now had a successor Your roots Determined to cure the curse Sent you to a stranger To steal...

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OF PEACEFUL TIMES…

..a country of a Nobel laureate for literature, yet a land of resurgent illiteracy  – Prof. Niyi Osundare   Death toll in our land Snatching the young and old Infrastructures on progressive decay. Oh! how dreams dissolve to dewdrops As Boko spits from the hill top Beyond the destiny of fleshly yearnings...

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HOPE FOR RESCUE

I hear a voice calling from Sambisa “Help us, Help us” The voice is so profound that I couldnt sleep “Save us, Save us,” they plead Our futures and destinies are being destroyed our pride, taken by force from us and our dignity trampled upon by common men “When will...

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HOPE FOR RESCUE

I hear voices calling from Sambisa “Help us! Help us!” The voices are so profound I couldnt sleep “Save us! Save us!” they plead Our futures and destinies are being destroyed Our pride, taken by force from us Our dignity trampled upon by common men “When will all these stop,”...

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ANTI-BOOK RAMS

They come in shady shadows With blind bombs and ghostly guns Leaving us to the mercy Of indelible, gory memories That paint red our weak walls Uninvited they come To steal Ada, Ade and Adamu Reducing breathing-man to breathless dusts Though they thrive in our midst We still must bake...

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