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Peace – Samuel Nwokpoku Chukwudi

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Peace   

Peace,

I have picked these lines

From my painful heavy heart

Heart pierced by the ugly news

Of marauding death

Of innocent victims of wars

Wars caused by human eaters

Men whose hearts are as hard as stone…

 

Peace,

I wish my flooding tears could save you

From these haunting chains

Around your wrists and waist,

From these painful wounds of swords and guns and bombs

Eating up your flesh and soul,

From this endless torture

Arising from wars without end…

 

The streets smell of stench from bloodbaths

Peace, where do we go

When wars eat up our homes

And our fences broken in tatters?

 

Peace,

I have cried until my eyes

Run out of tears

Still my rivers of tears could not save us

But peace,

I know you will save yourself and us

When the chains of inequity and hatred

Are extirpated.


Samuel Nwokpoku Chukwudi hails from Ikwo in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He is a poet, short story writer and song writer. He has performed some of his poems in some institutions in Nigeria and in literary gatherings. He has a Nigerian Certificate in Education in English and Igbo Languages from the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo. He is a teacher of English.


 

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