THE DEATH CALL

Should I in flesh now die Or in death swore to live That I may under this sky This fading life well leave? Every grains’ wish Is at its planter’s soil Well aroot, it lessly toil To death, it’s life flourish What is life If in hate we hive?

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BLOOD STAIN IN THE SUN

Bloodstain in the sun Evil has eaten deep into our fatherland Taking away souls strand by strand Killing people with an invisible hand Tears have run dry in our eye Watching innocent souls as the die Bitterness flows in our throats Our men being slaughtered like goats Where is the...

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NIGERIA

A country our forefathers left with legacy and fortune A rich nation, full of honey and milk. Will we now mar her or let her be? Will the eagle soar above chaos and crisis? Will her cracks break her or heal up? The many riddles she could not fathom herself...

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ONE DAY

The silence I evoked left me without a doubt My once candid views are now misconstrued If I had but another chance to tell my story The words I would change Maybe heal the earth or let it be If the gods would give thought to their subjects And rise...

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EARTH SONG

Each time the cloud cries Beyond broken borders Refusing mild back-consoles And endless earthen apologies, We pray in our closet- Heal our land… From imminent ruins Besetting our being, Trapping our continued existence On seashells, and Snoring at our pilgrimed progress, Ready to cut short Visions yet untold; We pray...

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AND THEY STARVED

There was famine in the land; And the earth thirsted for rain Till her lush hair grayed and fell At the teasing of the wind. And there were three men! The first of them did sit Hungry – and grain did rot In the hollow of his silo; His heart...

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NOT MEANT FOR YOU

I see innocence in your eyes Your face speaks of fright Your heart beats with tenderness Your muscle is flexible like a tadpole’s What turned you into a soldier? Why are you in the infantry Being yet at your infancy? Why waste away at war When you can be productive...

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BOKO ALARM

A fight for no cause Blessing the masses with a curse Killing in the name of ‘god’ Tears and fears flow like a flood Our leaders are snoring and chilling Watching the slaughtering of a divine race By dastard minds who offer no grace Evangelising with bomb, sword and killings...

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THE WORLD TAUGHT ME

Just a dot among a legion I seek nothing but a place Either among rulers at the palace Or among religious scions I seek not a right path But conviction for my heart What is the place of a pauper? For men only rabble of money! I guess for eternity’s...

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