LET’S STAND FOR PEACE (POEM)
Violence usually begets more violence. Wrong handling of tense situations can easily escalate them into prolonged internecine conflicts. But whatever the issues, war in Africa, or anywhere else for that matter, hardly benefits the combatants but those who feed the frenzy to sell their weapons.
A word is enough for the wise!
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(Related: Revive Nigeria, Lord!)
LET’S STAND FOR PEACE
The spectre of war is looming over us
The oppressor is in a “show of force”
But the victims get more resolute
As most legislators choose to be mute
The python’s dance is in reprise
Democracy fizzles before our eyes
IPOB and the army at daggers drawn
Our freedom and safety slowly burn
Protracted conflict can spring from this
So let’s say “No” to the threat to peace
Somalia, Libya, the DRC
Such horrors may we never see
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2017
[bctt tweet=”War in Africa mostly benefits outsiders who feed the frenzy to sell their weapons.” username=”edithsmusings”]
(Related: They’re Pulling the Wool Over Your Eyes)
Lord, grant wisdom to your people and quench the current thirst for blood in Nigeria in Jesus’ name.
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