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The orgies of violence, and the violence of silence



Not for their sin; not for my sin

then for whose sin?

Maybe not for sin.



Cries, tears and wails

Amidst the agony, anguish and pain

Cut through the air of smoke and settling dust



Orphaned children,

Sudden childless parents

Broken limbs…shattered dreams



They go by the name boko Haram

but more recently, herdsmen.

Their goal remain to create more harm

But why ?

Their reason remain confusing.



They have unleashed their terrors

My people now live in horror

Life suddenly has lost taste

Justice seems to have lost the case.


Shall we go on like this?

Shall thing continue to be like this?

No, stand with me my brothers and sisters

For we need to work together



Write if you will,

talk if you can

But just do something

And lets together,

put an end, to these orgies of violence.

We can no longer engage in the violence of silence.



by Daniel Ikekhuah





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