Motherland: Taiwo Lydia

The land that bore us
Is now against us.
The home that is ours
Has thrown us to the wolves.

Stifling our breathe,
Our Motherland says we will be fine
The fathers of the land
Stand akimbo,as our light is doused

When we are gone
And our life force is out
When dreams are dead
Murdered by the hopelessness injected
Our Motherland will rise,
Soaring among peers.
She will instruct other mothers
Forgetting she killed us.

(C) Taiwo Lydia

Taiwo Lydia is a Nigerian poet studying Medicine at the American University of St Vincent. Kingstown.Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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