WAR IN MY VEINS

WAR IN MY VEINS.
Think about what can reset 21st century days
Back to the days of creation
When God was like, let there be light and there was light
Let there be this, and there was that.

But by today’s time check
We live in the world of uncertainties
While I feel pains through my veins which are from war
Political vendetta bouncing in the beam of guilt
So betrayal has been sliced for innocent masses to leak
W A R……. we are refugees
That I would say, is their punishment for belittling
Every little danger they saw loom
My Africa and your Africa
That home, where I have longed to be
And none ready to join me print the visions I could see.

I remembered the night falls in Soweto
So after the 1948 riots, so where did we go to
Memories of the distortions in Ivory Coast still lingers in mind
Like the soles of my shoes and glue that were meant to bind
Ah!! Libya, Liberia and Congo were not left out in the struggle to survive
Eyes, I saw gushing out
Limbs at the mercy of machetes
Two sane brothers I see fighting to kill each other
While am yet to see two lunatics walking together

For so long justice and accountability
Has been quarantined,
So the greedy officials think that
They could fill their bellies in a day
Regardless of the oath they took
To be faithful and loyal, they would choose to say everyday
I see no flies, but lies flying over the truth
When black is painted white

For how long would the masses be led like puppets astray?
But if you see my eyes blaze like a scarlet coal!!!
It is my rage I would want to cast on you
For rendering my existence helpless
While you saw me stand alone

W A R… We Are Refugees, No we are not
But that would be our punishment for
Belittling every danger in social issues we see loom

_Antiok – November 2014.
Lordson AMEAMU

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