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CRISES IN THE DESERT written in the effect of religious crisis in Nigeria Our heart received the message And tensions well-positioned themselves in the sky. Heads sought refuge at army barracks; A world of agony was about to loom Who cursed that Friday noon? When the serpent’s deceit erected citadel Of hatred in peoples heart The same blood in different capillaries Rebelling against each other's idealism. Who could whisper cross? When star, hung on a sickled-moon dominate our faces And a thousand songs in Arabic slang marched nearer, Muslims commandos camouflaged by white gowns; Armed by guns, arrows and cutlasses. Alas! the ceremony of blood-bath began And cry of slaughtered Christian children Opened the ceremony And mass-grave gave them merits. Like sickle on harvesting rice; Flying cutlasses upon human heads. Dwarf daggers visited intestines Smoke-bleeding churches, weeping altars And smiling blood-dripping heads of ecclesiastics Danced conga in broad-daylight. Battered bodies, burning houses and tattered businesses Were all in attendance.. Demons of despair, agony and hunger Later paid their tributes. Prophets of economics later prophesied That more worms will lick our bellies written in effect of religious crisis in Nigeria

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 6/2/2011 9:56:00 PM
gosh, I do not know about this slaughter of Christians?? I have heard of slaughter according to tribes, such as what happened in Rwanda. It sounds just as horrifying as that genocide in Rwanda. A good poem to make us aware!!
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Date: 5/2/2011 10:21:00 PM
My brother man, I'm proud of your works, this is an awesome, explosive work of art, you command words so firmly. Congrats to you bro. Keep it up. Luv, Adeleke.
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Date: 5/2/2011 4:01:00 AM
Congratulations Joseph on your win in Jimmy's contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/1/2011 5:07:00 PM
So awful what is happening to the people of your nation, so powerless in the hands of the greedy and those who revel in blood. My heart goes out to you. Light & Love
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Date: 4/28/2011 1:05:00 PM
O' the horror of hatred, Josef! Truly poignant write, so well written, and making the heart so sick of all this blood shed going on today, as it has been all through history. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your congratulary words on my featured poem. Caroline.
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