Biafran Genocide - A Carnival Of Carnage Poem by Chinedu Dike

Biafran Genocide - A Carnival Of Carnage

Rating: 5.0

A reign of impunity by Northern-led Federation
coupled with the anarchy of 'wild, wild west'
of mid 1960s-unrests, had ushered in the military
in a putsch that highlighted ethnic borders in blood.

Deadly reprisal that was the countercoup
triggered a wave of pogrom: a doomsday chaos 
that littered the entire 'North' with human debris.
Survivors flee to 'East' with death on their heels.

Stuck in the vast abyss of vendetta, a negotiated
truce gave way to hegemonic quest.
Survival pitted against diminished prospects,  
The Republic Of Biafra was declared.

Utterly isolated in its secession pursuit,
menaced by famine in severe refugee crisis,
a carnival of carnage set the sun
in Biafra, 'Land Of Rising Sun.'

'No Victor No Vanquished' sealed their accord,
but the rules of engagement is redrafted
in shed torrents of blood.
Nigeria, the uneasy amalgam through coercion holds.

Biafran Genocide - A Carnival Of Carnage
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: battle,fight,fighting,hate,hatred,revenge,war
Unnikrishnan E S 22 August 2019

Hi Dear Poet, 50 years have passed, but One can not recall the genocide of Biafra without a shudder, even now.

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Chinedu Dike 01 September 2019

Thanks E S, for your insightful appraisal of the poem. Remain enriched.

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Srijani 12 November 2018

A genuine creation

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Chinedu Dike 13 November 2018

Thanks for Srijani. Remain blessed.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 29 November 2022

Appreciated this poignant poem. Powerfully expressed with brilliant rendition of words. This is another gem of your poems dear Chinedu. Stay blessed.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 19 July 2022

Hate divides and kills. So deeply poignant and powerful write. Another brilliant expose! ! ! !

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 25 April 2022

A well crafted and executed write. Deeply poignant.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 25 April 2022

A brilliant and powerful depiction of the flaws of humanity that drive to its lowest lows

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Kesav Easwaran 25 January 2020

A powerful vibrant poem that unveils a tragic scene historic. You have written the poem, sentiments high- your diction superior 10+

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Chinedu Dike 25 January 2020

Thanks for the beautiful comment Kesav. Remain enriched.

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Chinedu Dike

Chinedu Dike

Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State; Nigeria.
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