SALAAM ALAYQUM by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

Salam holds a glittering sword in his right And a well sharpened matchete in his left He cries for war in the nooks of every crannies Roaring on our streets and panting for blood With speeches decorated with tricks and cunnies Salam Alay’kum, Salam Alay’kum, I have seen peace cry...

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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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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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MESSENGERS OF DEATH

Demons in human form Death messengers in uniform Positioned in the deadliest forms Armed with heavy bombs and guns Unleashing terror on us all Reducing things and beings to common dust Kidnapping from us, our dearest daughters When shall it rain? The peaceful water… Written by: Adeniji Olayemi

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