Silence booms
My spirit
And mind
Smokes on flames
Of unspoken truth

It left me
With scars and bruises
Of chilling cold;
When will I ever depart
From this land
Full of vile
To make my integrity
Smell like a rotten bin.

The widows cry
The orphans suffer
The barren feels hopeless
And yet i kept
My mouth closed
When shall I speak?
When shall I feel the pains of the afflicted
And make a heaven on earth for them in totality?
Oh pilot of life use me
And make your words come true.



After winning a Poetry competition alongside Zainab Adebayo.

Published by Adekunle Writes

Adekunle is the author of a poetry collection, 'Arise Nigeria'. A young writer, Adekunle is a correspondent at Church Times Newspaper and Contributing Editor for Interviews at OPEN: Journal of Arts and Letters. He's the recipient of Daily Trust Newspaper's Poet of the week, January 2019. Follow me on Instagram on Adewunmi

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