Soyombo Ayomikun: Anti-gay law – When we hate (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun

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  We cease to grow

  Happiness disappears

  Arguments ruin our hearts

  Tomorrow becomes bleak

Wars are inaugurated

  Smiles are lost

  Friendship becomes sour

  Pains abound

  Blood is shed

  Lives are ruined

  Both the innocent & guilty

  That may be saved another day

 We cease to grow

  Happiness disappears

  Arguments ruin our hearts

  Tomorrow becomes bleak

 Freedom becomes a luxury

  Fear ushers in penury

  Poverty of magnanimity and love

  Tearing our souls into meaningless shreds

 Darkness abounds

  Even with the sun shining at night

  Sorrows poison our fields

  That should be green with seeds of peace

 We wallow for long

  In the muddy waters of controversy

  While we should be fighting as one

  All to one day share the victory hymn

#Nigeria is large

  Nigeria is beautiful

  So many traditions & beliefs

  So many ideologies & thoughts

 We don’t all have to agree

  On a common way of life & living

  We don’t have to hate

  If another chooses a different way

  Our maker loves all the same

  The wholly righteous & the perceived sinner

  He never condemned a single soul

  He sought liberation for all

 When we hate,we loose our brilliance

  We loose our beauty

  We loose our meaning

  We loose our magic

 To correct a social ill

  May it be done with love

  That we may be remembered

  As a generation that sacrificed all to reap peace

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