Slaughter On! Are Nigerians Mere Chickens? (a poem)

Just like you reading this article right, many people left their houses in Abuja this morning with plans for their future, but they died in the Nyanya bomb blast that claimed scores of lives.

Already, figures of the dead are put around 100. For what?

What battles are we fighting that warrant the massacre of poor, innocent Nigerians who are only looking for their daily bread – some of them may have planned to do things tomorrow but they are gone.

Some husbands may have not said goodbyes to their wives and wives may have left their homes with grudges against their husbands while some children may have left home mad at their parents... but now they are gone.

All this for unfounded hate! When will we map our ways to the path of peace, love and unity?

I leave you with this poem.

CHICKENS IN KITCHENS

we are mere chickens

in these killers' kitchens

yes, we are mere rams, goats

slaughtered with religious oaths

...

our nation is in chains

looted for personal gains

hungry, we all go scavenging

to meet deaths none is avenging

...

today its eighty

yesterday seventy

tomorrow is a hundred

every day with its dread

...

none is surprised

our lives are prices

we are mere chickens

in these killers' kitchens

Let us all work for the peace of our country.

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