Babatunde Aremu

Peace At Last - Poem by Babatunde Aremu

Once terror reigned
Men postrated at altars
Women wailed for elusive peace
Pastors fasted for heavenly peace
Imams called for spiritual intervntion
All yearned for equanimity and peace
But despairs, frustrations, sorrows
Created hollow in our minds
Grenades boomed on our streets
Gunfires scared us from our homes
All hope was lost
No one trust anyone again

Pronto! From the the blues
The news of peace crept in
The terrorists are embracing peace

Could it be true or not?
Is a fairy tale or reality?
Suddenly the echos of guns ceased
Weapons of bloodshed become silent
Warriors signed armistice
We all chorused 'peace at last'
We all shouted 'peace at last'
Brothers now embrace one another again
We all now heave for peace

Topic(s) of this poem: Friendship

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedicated to all peace lovers who have been traumatised by the activities of terrorists in recent past in Nigeria

Comments about Peace At Last by Babatunde Aremu

  • (2/11/2013 9:25:00 AM)

    From the reign of terror to the flowering of peace in the end is a heart warming story.Let peace remain.! (Report) Reply

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  • Valsa George (2/1/2013 10:05:00 PM)

    Let the doves of peace fly in the air and palmy days unfold! ! An enjoyable read and a great dedication to all peace lovers of the world! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, October 20, 2014

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