Get Your Premium Membership


Suddenly we appear On a land with tinctured atmosphere The cross, the moon and star A sovereign state more ethnical than wazobia A smooth and broad path before us Hungry for our feet to break the hush Alas the road becomes starved With thorns and thistles upwardly breaking its soil Like the ape, bigotry evolves Extremist in every nook and cranny Untamed by the scepter and khaki Callously murdering people in cold blood Enemies of peace lurking around Refusing to walk in the path of love Killing people with façade of hide and skin The unpunished traitors of love and nationalism Dedicated to those who lost their lives in Southern Kaduna massacre YEMI AFO (2017)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 8/25/2017 1:06:00 AM
Login to Reply
Date: 8/23/2017 8:58:00 PM
Very powerful. I'm so sorry for the loss in this tragedy.
Login to Reply
Date: 8/21/2017 8:35:00 PM
Very well written.
Login to Reply
Date: 5/26/2017 6:07:00 PM
Nice work bringing voice to tragedy, Yemi...vigilance & strength, my friend...I join you in solidarity!
Login to Reply
Afolabi Avatar
Yemi Afolabi
Date: 5/26/2017 6:19:00 PM
Thanks for joining me on this course of justice