Remember Us This Way

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Emmiasky Ojex, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Emmiasky Ojex

    Emmiasky Ojex New Member

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    I look back on the memories we’ve had sometimes ago
    When life was free for every one of us, both young and old
    When hiding in dilapidated buildings wasn’t a survival technique
    And death was from nature, not a man-made epidemic

    When our young ones were free to go to school, grow up and become men who’ll rule
    And the dead sons of our land weren’t having their cadavers along the road-path
    When our daughters were whole to be married
    And not hampered like now as they have to be carried

    I’ll look back on the time happiness was never far from our sides
    And joy wasn’t gotten from seeing our enemies die
    I’ll look back on the building up front
    With so many moments had therein, good and bad, all that we hold fond

    I’ll remember that fahir was in us too
    But now, as soon as the day brings itself new
    I’ll see that the brother I’ve had my whole life is gone
    To his end of time at the mercy of a sniper’s shot

    I’ll go to the death-counter, and see another sun’s been decimated
    And another light has just been put off
    All for what?
    The land,
    Power,
    Money,
    Or religion?

    Another 12-Year’ld has just been laid to rest
    With his mother wailings as the day before yesterday, he laid on her chest,
    Promised her “I will grow up, become a feared militant and put the wars to an end”
    But, he has just been pushed off of earth

    We had holidays
    Now only mourning days
    Yet as the dust fills our faces
    We’ll hold on to our faith

    For someday, we shall all together, say
    “It was all yesterday”
    So for this, I’ll always remember us this way!

    From a friend that cares,
    ©Emmiasky Ojex
     

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  2. Oluomoadebayo

    Oluomoadebayo Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice piece as always.
     

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