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And The City Bleeds.

153 died; oh what grief,
153 died; kini big deal?
Na today una don dey die; kini?!
Abeg una go rest jo! Ogini!

153 died; off the plane,
We still don’t know how many died off the streets,
Yes na! Haba; dem neva plenty reach?
Make dem dey die dey go; abegi plix!

153 died; we hope they rest in peace;
What will it take for us to let go of our peace?
Is it till dead bodies start lining the streets;
Or till we all stifle in the smell and heat?

153 died; many more to come,
These leaders publicly killing us, what’s the outcome?
People looking unconcerned in bars; how come?
The tyrants are outnumbered; the masses outgunned

153 died; but life goes on,
On those who lost loved ones it remains to mourn,
Shed tears for the dead; victims of greed,
Streets awash with blood; and the city bleeds

Oh mother! Look to your daughter; pregnant by her father,
Oh father! Look to your son, is he worthy to remember?
Be prepared to reap fruits of your silent seeds;
Hearts torn apart by sorrow; and the city bleeds

153 dead; I shed a tear for each,
With my pen I script ‘cos I’ve been denied sleep,
Words my heart can’t speak raw; cooked to a speech,
I hope this, a conscience pricks – and still the city bleeds

As We Grieve


19 responses

  1. And the city bleeds indeed….

    June 5, 2012 at 10:03 am

  2. Babyada

    What more can we say?

    June 5, 2012 at 10:11 am

  3. Gretel

    It is soooo sad,words can’t even describe it,I can’t stop shedding tears

    June 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

    • I can imagine, Gretie honey.

      Just take it easy. And remember.

      June 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

  4. Dude, this is it. We all feel the pain.

    June 5, 2012 at 11:33 am

    • Thanks man.

      I appreciate. Yeah – sad isn’t it?

      June 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

  5. Ayo

    153 dead, so sad. Truly the heart bleeds and so does your pen/keyboard.

    June 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    • Thank you sir.

      It’s a sobering moment – something that should make us all ponder our mortality
      and the state of the nation.


      June 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

  6. Nkem

    The city bleeds and tears flow as well…. So sad!

    June 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm

  7. ekwurekwu

    Reblogged this on The truth as it suppose to be and commented:
    We still mourn…

    June 5, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    • I appreciate that.

      Appreciate you man.

      June 6, 2012 at 8:04 am

  8. We grieve, we bleed and we begin to wonder if God has truly turned away from us….Bad things just keep happening…

    June 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    • Baby, don’t ever think that.

      If God turns His back from us – we’re done.

      No. We left His presence.

      It’s for us to get our acts together.

      June 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

  9. Jojo

    So sad.

    July 16, 2012 at 12:15 am

  10. Jojo

    So very sad.

    July 16, 2012 at 12:16 am

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