Monday, March 10, 2014

BECAUSE BOKO IS HARAM


the market is not a place to buy and sell
it is a place to view the restless moon
from within the walls of once-was stalls
whose shelves now mock expiry dates

‘twas a bargain we came for
how did we reach Death’s door?


the school is not a place to spur medullas
it is a place to scribble on abandoned scribbles
while silence cackles a muted applause
and echoes repeat the absent teacher

the Devil sneezed in class
so that Death may pass!



the church is not a place to lie to God
nor the mosque a place to curry His favour
Imam was gunned down...pastor was hung up
so we will worship from our homes

a goat sits at the altar
‘tis no strange matter!


the khakis we send in their hundreds
only to receive coffins... in thousands
for faceless men pre-empt their ways
and harmless men number our days

‘Kaboom!’ is our ‘Salam!’
because Boko is haram

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