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"THIS IS HOW WE WAKE BY MORN" by Wakchin Nengak

"THIS IS WE WAKE BY MORN" by Wakchin Nengak

This is how we wake by morn 
Again and again 
As we fold our arms 
And watch our dreams find solace in grave 

This is how we grief about 
Our sire and chums 
Razed by fire set by masked faces 
On the night we went to a niece's  burial 
In southern kaduna 

Lo, life only seems beautiful 
It's nothing but grief 
For our broken hearts make
Our eyes turn springs that never let our cheeks run out of woeful moist 

As we stare into the world 
As if it's horizon holds a trillion YES
To our famished selves yearning for peace 
that crises carted 
Leaving us here as refugees 
In our MURDERland 

See how we wake up and wish 
That death stretches it's arms to oust us from this hellish sphere 
Filled with sapiens that abhor peace

©Wakchin Nengak 

About The Poet.

 Wakchin Nengak Godwin is a freelance writer,spoken word artist and poet from Plateau State.He writes about Violence,Love,Poverty,Love,Religious bigotry,Social injustice and Humanity.Some of his poems recently appeared in an anthology titled FLUCTUS QUINTUS(fifth wave) and also on several online platforms.He tweets @Wakchin Nengak and Facebooks @Wakchin Nengak.


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