chants of war

Written by: cyprian duruaku

chants of freedom
chants for an independent kingdom
chants that brought us to the field
and chants for an unknown bloodshed

chants that came with arms
with chants and arms and age no qualms
chants that gave us right to shoot
and chants that turned the goods to loot

chants that made me a man on my own
chants that made me lose my home
chants that left no one at school
and chants of acts that were so cruel

chants of forgotten traditions of the sepulchral
and chants that even made the priest leave the cathedral
chants that i use to chant oh lord
and chants that i wish to chant no more