Aliyu Umar Abubakar


Poor Beings - Poem by Aliyu Umar Abubakar

They came to Bama killing
And
Into black flames of hell they went- killed


On their long cow-like faces
Toothless death was smiling


She clenches the dead
And now
The wounded she nurses


"I am no callous a mother, "
She says
"Here, recluse to the cold chambers of my shadow"


Poor beings
Men,
Women
Girls
Boys
Nurslings-


They're born into chaos- crying
And now
They returned to akhira crying

Topic(s) of this poem: war memories


Comments about Poor Beings by Aliyu Umar Abubakar

  • Chinedu Dike (5/2/2018 11:52:00 AM)

    An insightful depiction of war as man in humanity to man. A sad tale of savagery told in eloquent finesse. Thanks for sharing Aliyu. (Report)Reply

    A A Umar Udubo(5/4/2018 1:37:00 AM)

    Gratitude Sir Dike. Man inhumanity to man ravages the whole world today. Human beings are gradually becoming things. Thanks for stopping by.

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  • Drtony Brahmin (4/23/2018 6:46:00 AM)

    They're born into chaos- crying
    And now
    They returned to akhira crying...a poem that reveals a cruel world...........written in intense feeling. thank u for ur powerful words. tony
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    A A Umar Udubo(5/4/2018 1:38:00 AM)

    Sir Brahmin thank you indeed for seeing what the poem truly conveys.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2018



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