31 DAYS OF POETRY- DAY 2- WE ARE WAR- by Adegoke Adeola

We were once soldier children
And this railway story is our past.
We carried guns from woods
But our fingers are now bullets.
We once shout and shoot
Ice! Water! But now
Is the tale of Rise! Slaughter!
We bear grudges and carried badges,
We were once present before passing past
Then, we traded innocence.
We forgot clay, skin, bones and dust.
We were sung song of war...


We are now war that matches in vanity
Hopelessly seeking quantity.
These empty buildings mourns,
These feasting termites mocks,
These Bush paths are now forests
And the cloudy dew is a stumbling crescent.
We have traded war sweat
And now seeks sleep.
This land is slippery,
If you fall, you will never stand.




Adegoke Adeola (Pseudonym - PoeticOla) is an essayist, poet, blogger,songwriter and stage word activist who hails from Iseyin local government area of Oyo state. Adegoke believes that God is the source of all muse. He started his poetry at a very tender age but officially in 2015. He wish to build the first poetry school in Nigeria. He has featured in local and international anthologies and won various creative writing contest. He was the runner up in the just concluded Onkowe poetry challenge and bagged CWAN pengician of the year award for 2015.







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Comments

  1. This land is slippery
    And If you fall,
    My brother abeg shout for help oooo.
    Lol
    I love these lines soldier!

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  2. This land is slippery
    And If you fall,
    My brother abeg shout for help oooo.
    Lol
    I love these lines soldier!

    ReplyDelete

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