Fight: Zemyen

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 mind
And the triumph be for “Naija”

©zemyen
Jos-Nigeria

FB_IMG_1457851966797

Emmanuel Kwapyil is a poet,  journalist,  photographer and blogger.

Some of his poems are published in a monthly Newspaper in Jos (The Light Bearer),  online, and he’s also a contributor in the 2015 edition of the Eriata Oribhabor food poetry anthology. He hopes to publish his collection of poems soon.

Tags: , ,

You may also like

1 Comment

LEAVE A COMMENT

About US

We are COAL

We are COAL

COAL’s mission is to support and provide opportunities for budding writers in Africa to develop their creative independent voices and to explore careers in professional writing. To help creative writers and spoken word artists realise their literary dreams by providing platforms for their self expression. .........

Signature

SUBSCRIBE

SUBSCRIBE to our LATEST POSTS above and literary categories and TAGS below. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Instagram Feed

Load More
Something is wrong. Response takes too long or there is JS error. Press Ctrl+Shift+J or Cmd+Shift+J on a Mac.

Facebook Fanpage