There’s a lot of hate in our country these days. People are constantly being hated on the lines of ethnic and religious bigotry.
The whole world is screaming ‘black lives matter ‘ truth is, everywhere all lives truly matter. All lives are sacred.
Embrace and spread peace.
(For Mrs Eunice Elisha, hacked to death on by extremists as she was preaching in Gbazango, kubwa, Abuja and other many souls who have gone in same manner. May they rest in peace)
I did not die for a god
I am another martyr of a country
that mouths Yahweh and Allah but worships armageddon.
When my cries drowned that of the muezzin,
the Quran and the Bible became a blank sheet.
It’s for Jesus and Mohamed to count tally
-the devil will settle scores.
my soul is in a bus filled with my country men
someone is trying to say a prayer
and all that comes out is hell.
Fire in souls, fire in hearts that burn out the good in a god.
I did not go with the ash
I remain in the plaintive song on my children’s tongue.
My children and yours will sing someday
not in a difficult language,
or in tongues,
but in a language where our gods know their names
and call them fondly.