Poetry

BLACK JUNE By Ololade Edun

Written by Bada Yusuf Amoo

The dark sky speaks volume
Thick smokes choked me on
I beg and beg
Begging became a hobby
But I wasn’t spared
The flames engulfed me, the fire doing unjust justice.

Oh June why did you leave us devastated?
Did Death seduce you into taking so much souls?
The inferno killed
The inferno didn’t spare them
Not my father and mother
I watched them burnt slowly into ash.

We’ve lost more than we could save
We’ve saved less than we could prevented
We’ve prevented less
Lesser than asking for what is ours
Jos killings could have been prevented
Accidents on major roads could’ve been curbed

We did less and cried more
Our stupidity became fashionable
We need not prayers but actions
Let their death not be in vain
Our country might be birthed out of rumbles
Its our time to fix things up.

About the author

Bada Yusuf Amoo

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