Tuesday, April 26, 2011

OF SPEAKING THUMBS AND FISTS



we have gone once more like before
even though the wound is still a sore
for they said the wind was blowing
and the fowls' yansh it was showing
so we went, with our hearts and our thumbs
daring the bullets and the bombs


thumbed our silent voice, we did
some with conscience veiled with greed
some with hearts wounded and bled
some with eyes still wet for the dead
yes we thumbed at the break of dawn
each knowing within that we be but a pawn


they had the whistle we had the baton
they chose the one to run the marathon
in the dark short corners they laid
so they ran not on the tracks we made
and so when they ran the race
we only looked and hoped from our place


they have robbed us while we slept
the fury of the fist is what we have left
to the streets we go, our fists shall speak
we'll mark our mark with the stick
since the marks we made with our thumb
they have made deaf and dumb




and speak we did, smoke tells the tale
for we left him behind on our trail
we left behind too, cries and blood
that is the ink of our angry sword
now smoke engulfsour land, anger is spent
yet, tomorrow is still crooked and bent






our votes may have been stolen but violence will not take us forward...rather, it drags us back into the cesspit..

7 comments:

  1. Oh God! This is damn sad...too bad but thats just the reality of Nigeria. Never will violence solve any societal ill and again no one has monopoly of violence. The section that unleashed terror on Youth corpers were undereducated bu their leaders under any party whatsoever. Again, our poor man's prayer is "God dey". I just pray non of my friends or relations get ever caught in the scissors of northern violence; political, ethnic, religious or communal.

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  2. its not even the northern violence alone that irks me, its the total disregard of the sanctity of the human life...its saddening that a human being will strike at another human being with a weapon without a single cautionary thought...i shudder.

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    1. Even at this, we must not stitch our lips with the 'Needle of Silence'.

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  3. So, this is where u hide nowadays?

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  4. oga sir, dont mind me o...we just dey try

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