LET NOT THIS FIRE SPREAD

Written by: Chukwuemeka Mbah


Let not this fire spread

To the rising smoke & flame put an end

To the oil, tears and blood spilled and shed

To the loss and broken heart that time’ll never mend

Please let not this fire spread

 

Let not this fire spread

For in defense will each for himself fend

An invite to the chaos, war and famine we so much dread

So let the Great & Mighty for peace stoop and bend

Please let not this fire spread

 

Let no this fire spread

Vice and violence have become the new trend

Adieu to all our compatriots who fell and bled

Who stood firm for truth and refused to blend

Please let not this fire spread

 

Let not this fire spread

This tiny sparks may escalate beyond what we intend

In protest we have shunned the hunt for our daily bread

Do not bask slowly in shady silence and pretend

Please let not this fire spread

 

 

 

 

 

Let not this fire spread

Ours is a nation known to invest less than we spend

Dissatisfaction and anger color our very eyes red

Address priorities, corruption and frivolities suspend

Please let not this fire spread

 

Let not this fire spread

Whether you earn billions or less than a stipend

Remember we will lie as we make our bed

This broken wall is for us all to mend

Please let not this fire spread

 

Let not this fire spread

This is the cry we’ve signed and now send

For the Labors of our Heroes past and dead

We unite as one and our voices we lend

Please let not this fire spread.

 

Dedicated to all the citizens of the the third world countries experiencing corruption and violence

C’emeka Mbah [Esq]

10-01-2012