Friday, May 27, 2016

Taken- A Poem in Remebrance of Chibok Girls on 2016 Children's Day

Taken at night
Taken with might
Taken in fright
Taken to spite
On a night they met their plights

The girls the army of hades despised
The teens the hordes debased to fear
The pupils the people could not preserve
The wards the war could wash

A century and another, scores more, they are in number
So many the size of many nations
Should they are Mother Theresas
Then, if they are hurt, the world will halt

 Please, spare me the thought of their doom
See not my mind what their plights could be
No! my body will wear and my heart could tear
Should I’m let to figure their fret


But pray my soul to Him that dwells on high
Him with whom no wit can thrive
To save the girls the soldiers ensnared
From the men of hell that trouble the land
That made us all the victims of time.

Composed by Idowu Adegbilero-Iwari in thought of Chibok Girls in April 2014 @ Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria