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Let Peace Reign.. by:- John Chizoba Vincent

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LET PEACE REIGN

We were one yesterday
We coexisted yesterday
Dreams were achieved
Roads were built
By my grandmother’ side,
we sang a great song
Our parents cohabited a barn-
Unity they stood,

Our children drank from one cup
The moon was their mind
We never fought each other
Now, we are enemies;
enemies of ourselves
You chased out my hungry children
at your gate,
we see not eye to eye
Exchange of pleasantries gone
My goats are killed with your grasses
I asked for peace to reign
You said nothing but recession caused it
I am not a fool to understand
that your smiles are sour now
Our footsteps separated-
hatred preserved our eyes
your laughter now speaks volume
your voice mock my being
Where did I go wrong?
You said nothing, just nothing
We are truly brothers, one land!
Why are you punishing my heart?
Mother Africa is not happy with us
because we play not together
Can this violence stop?
Can this agitation stop?
We need to find our chibok girls,
will you be of help to me?
Truely, one blood bound us
Remember we built bricks yesterday
Will you allow our memories die?
Come let’s work together to leave
a legacy
an inheritance
a culture
a dream
not enemity
war_
Death
for our children;
for the generation to come,
Let peace reign, brother,
for us,
for the nation
for tomorrow
then we shall birth
hope not conflict,
discrimination,
killing,
but a peaceful
land;
let peace reign, brother.

©John Chizoba Vincent
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