[Poem] Tears Like A River (Niger Delta)

Aches of neglects,

Punctured into our extinction.

Soured river flowing to our destinations.

We lived in the water,

drowned into spillages.

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Call us militants,

Let’s counts dying infants;

in a land where farming is not relevant.

 

Why call us kidnappers?

When you take our oils in tankers;

without good roads to replace.

We are dying gradually, for instance;

 

Our mothers cannot boast of good healthcare.

Mother is a sun.

She rises but can’t drink good existences.

Cannot brush her teeth with nature;

 

Because the mosquitoes had sucked her ‘Oloibiri‘ dry as dead dingo’s donger.

Please don’t ask about Papa?

He is a bullet

in Ojukwu’s gun.

The war had began

let’s forget one Nigeria.

 

© Isoboye Danagogo

(D learning Poet)

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