Father,
The uncle in whose hands you left us
Is cannibalizing us
He has turned us into animals
Led us to a foreign land
For his enemies to slaughter
And while we scream so painfully
You and mother squabble too loudly
To hear us crying
We are the ones that are dying.

Here, lying by this pool of blood
My blood, your blood
Spilled on this foreign land
By this blood I swear;
If you do not seek redress for me
Because uncle is family
By my warm dying blood
I curse you mother
I curse you father

I curse you.

©  Alexander Ikawah

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  1. In the thicket, a soldier cries

    In the copse
    Lie many corpses
    Too many dead soldiers
    The enemy killed them like poachers

    Like a knight
    He came in the dead of the night
    Who will come to their rescue
    He remembers their last barbecue

    The smile of his daughter
    Happy family filled the air with laughter
    His people he so much misses
    The children and the missus

    His mind wanders
    And he wonders
    Who will take care of his family
    And give his children a homily

    Commander said not yet time to get out
    Today he lies in the bush bleeding out
    He remembers the day he passed out
    His patriotism the enemy’s bullet will not knock out

  2. In the thicket, a soldier dies

    By Emmanuel Taracha

    In the copse
    Lie many corpses
    Too many dead soldiers
    The enemy killed them like walkers.

    Like a knight
    He came in the dead of the night
    The lifeless bodies smolder
    A bullet is lodged in his shoulder.

    He lies in the fescue
    Who will come to his rescue?
    From this miscue
    He remembers the last barbecue.

    The smile of his daughter
    Happy family filled the air with laughter
    His people he so much misses
    The children and the missus.

    His mind wanders
    And he wonders
    Who will take care of his family?
    And give his children a homily.

    Today is his wedding anniversary
    But he is held captive by the adversary
    Is the war necessary?
    He prays the rosary.

    In this land far away
    If his life be taken away
    Will the angels carry him away?
    And God wash his sins away

    He feels like a sawyer
    He whispers a prayer
    He is no destroyer
    His work pleases his employer.

    He has survived many enemy clashes
    The National flag comes in flashes
    Black, White-edged Red, and Green
    Two crossed White spears, behind a Red, White, and Black shield

    He needs that shield
    But what will the war yield
    He knows they will not yield
    And flee from the battlefield

    He longs for an armory
    Full of artillery
    To revenge his fallen infantry
    With shots so fiery

    All this atrocity
    Who is in authority?
    He fights for the majority
    Surrender is no priority
    To his head thoughts flood
    To the last drop of his blood
    He will fight for his country
    As his fight will help annihilate the adversary

    Commander said not yet time to get out
    Today he lies in the bush bleeding out
    He remembers the day of the pass out
    His patriotism, the enemy bullet will not knock out

    He is exhausted
    His strength has been tested
    He hopes he will be appreciated
    And the enemy annihilated

    His body slowly gives up
    As he tries to look up
    Hi eyes feel heavy

    The world begins to disappear
    Under his closing lids he cant see clear
    Suddenly everything looks unfocused

    And then its black

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