KILLING IN WHOSE NAME?

(Ordeals of Mother Earth) Tell them I’ve not ordered the killings Which has resulted to the fleeing. So, they should beware Of what used to be rare. Tell them water is still my favourite drink And not blood, if that is what they think. I’m not interested in what they...

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MIRROR MIRROR, NIGERIA

Mirror, mirror, please tell me Which is the damnedest land of all Whose land is as rich as its people are poor Whose leaders, amongst thieves, stand bold, tall And In toast to Death’s health, blood they daily pour Mirror, mirror, please tell me Where would I see a fool...

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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...

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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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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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WAR

That time, that year The herdsmen left their cattle To the care of hunger Took up bullets to battle For their brothers’ blood At the bidding of a stranger Mother saw it, father saw it I was not there. That Same time, that year, The traders left their wares To...

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