Open old wounds,
Rain careless bullets,
Never surrender territories,
Obliterate peace with violence
This is the present state of B.O.R.N. O
This should not be waved aside
when a lot of people die by the side.
This should not form a campaign song
when a lot has prevented us getting along.
This should not be based on religion
when we have to equip our national Legion.
This should not be seen as a myth
when we are all feeling the gruesome heat.
BORNO is under fire
and there are chants for political desires.
Peace is not a package from Santa,
but a collective responsibility sweeter than Fanta.
BORNO needs peace laden with fresh air
and not the killings here and there.
BORNO is BORN-to-Obey
her future should be secured today
or we wash away our future
as they dance and diffuse peace on belligerent aperture.
Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi
He is a master storyteller, a poet and a novelist who loves adventure, culture and uphold God. His poem, The gods are Angry was listed in the anthology, Footmarks: Poems on One Hundred Years of Nigeria’s Nationhood. He has written a full-length novel, The Oracle of Isieke which is available on Okadabooks. He is currently working on a collection of stories. Catch a glimpse of his poetry, short stories and opinion on https://maxxzymusdapoetblog.wordpresss.com
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