The fires that could not consume us
Made our bones metals
This is how boys are forged into men
The world is for tungsten hearts
Men who dare their beast in the face
And carry their mountains in baskets
The world is for those who dance
In gatherings of hurricanes
And still survive its suffocation.
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the window shows us: a thick fog… we roll and find horror but there’s more hiding within than without we bend our heads and wait… Continue reading after this fog (a poem) by su’eddie vershima agema
Civil war is anything but civil. It interrupts life rudely: targets civilians on the way to school, to market, to worship. The bombs are detonated by cowards in search of power, relevance, notoriety. We think we know grief well enough, but we don’t. We think because he has called many times before, he will treat … Continue reading How to Receive News of Yet another Civil Bomb by Chuma Nwokolo
EASTER STORY. They stood outside the tomb, hugging themselves tightly against the biting cold. Their weapons hanging idly by their sides, their backs against the tomb’s wall. The darkness was thick. They could barely see the shapes of each other. One or two cursed in low tones. ” Raca!” Jemiah was the youngest of the … Continue reading The Roman’s Strength (A short story) by Hymar David
Misunderstandings of unlike minds Hits climax And violence awakens The sun gets jealous Of the beauty of the blazing fire Rising to the sky Like a painting in motion Consuming the earth like a hungry scavenger And roasting creatures like helpless barbecue Of what song do we sing? Sounds of terror Blasts through the ears … Continue reading LULLABY OF WAR (A Poem) by Gooseberry