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BECAUSE BOKO IS HARAM (by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson)

May God help heal our land.

Poetivists & Poeticians

Because Boko Is Haram http://www.facebook.com/Poetivists [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 goats 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…

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