Thursday, 25 October 2012

Poem: Children Of Biafra

 
By: Chidi Anthony Opara
 
To their cousins cocooned
In blissful childhood
Iron birds brought bliss.
To children of Biafra
Forced into war,
Iron birds brought bombs.
 
Their limbs shrunk,
Their empty bellies bulge,
Their cheeks bloated with infirmities.
They were clothed
With coats of kwashiorkor.
 
They crawled
To care givers for rations,
Bombs continued
To mangle their kwashiokored bodies.
 
Architects of falsehoods
Are now reconstructing history,
Their cause
Is buried in the dept of debates.
 
From their graves
Children of Biafra hear
That they did not die.

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