“Dark Memories” is a spoken word piece by Nigerian Poet Celina Kile, it centers on the issue of Rape and societal stigmatization towards rape victims, however, it tries to help the victim break free from every limitation to become whatever she aspires to be confidently.
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What have I sought in all these years? Wisdom? To live or die? For being rich or avoiding poor hood, Tell me have I even grown wiser to you Like, do my words always hold meanings of understanding? I mean tell me. When I have spent my years Calling out books, studying nature Finding the essence of my existence The breakthrough of our in-humanity Like also the depth of our evil. I wanted to know if this is the end. Ending in murders of innocent children Or the slaughtered religious. Wait!
Not with fire powder Nor with fire-stick power Let daggers be unemployed And clubs be undeployed Draw the battle line Be antagonists of hate; Heroes of fierce love Fight not for men Struggle not for parties, they are means to our end For country compatriots arise Spear not the things that divide and those who in blood shed delight Wage war against backwardness Stab corruption in the heart Conquer hurricanes with peace Raiment of strife, tear in pieces Let your thumb bring the victory Let the box bear your