WAR by Ganiyu Mohi Adedare

© Teun Voeten, Ganta, Liberia, June 23rd 2003. Ganta is a small town, 250kilometers NE of Monrovia, on the border with GuinnŽe. Rebels from the LURD (Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy) captured the town but were beaten back by President Taylor's goverment forces. During fierce fighting, the LURD rebels, who have their bases in GuinnŽe, relentlessly shelled the town. Excited members of government armed forces/militias in a pick up truck. In the back a piece of anti-aircraft gun.

Red-Rider Who again is soaring the walls of war after the death of soldiers? Who will show us how swords and guns turned the dusk to nightly behavior and erased the power of blood shedded on ground that birds could drink and live upon. Who shall wake us when the forenoon appears to show the… Continue reading WAR by Ganiyu Mohi Adedare

DIARY OF A SOLDIER AT WAR by Kujembola Oluwaseun

Yesterday, we remembered the victors and conquerors; Today, we remember the vanquished and conquered. Yesterday, we danced in the rain; Today, we embrace the cold. Yesterday, our echoes were of happiness of victory savored. Yesterday, we rent the air with fists of godly mortals. Only yesterday, smiles devoured faces despite pain. Yesterday, we forgot our… Continue reading DIARY OF A SOLDIER AT WAR by Kujembola Oluwaseun

ONE WEDNESDAY EVENING by Olawale Ibiyemi

the preacher spat into our ears his very Truth Now our ears sting, stink my ears sting; He has started a riot of tongues of tongues and has killed the Silence of Peace Divided we stand: One Christ, different bodies different burdens created by Man desperate to see his Babel complete.

THIRD WORLD WAR by Gideon Abowha

*Third World War* _Guun!_ _Guun!_ _Guun!_ _Lash!_ _Lash!_ _Lash!_ Children cry Militias smile Paying price Human flesh torn; lost souls Helter skelter we went. _Whuuh!_ _Whuuh!_ _Yeeh!_ _Yeeh!_ Women screamed loudly Wrappers flew off skirts World revolve in perplexity All seems like a complexity. Men cowardly pointing tommy guns We; sweating and shivering For hell… Continue reading THIRD WORLD WAR by Gideon Abowha