David Oluwatobi Akinola

Zaria, Kaduna State-Nigeria
David Oluwatobi Akinola
Zaria, Kaduna State-Nigeria

When?

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When will I stop seeing the arrival of Army Aircrafts whenever I wake up?
And start seeing the usual arrival of a bright warm sun.

When will I stop seeing paratroopers fall to the earth?
And start taking pleasure in watching my withering tree as it sheds its leaves.

When will I stop seeing children running, crying and dying?
And start seeing children running, laughing and playing.

When will I stop seeing soldiers carrying bags of Ammo?
And start seeing civil servants carry their portfolios.

When will I stop seeing the military camouflage as often I do?
And start seeing school children in their uniforms as I did.

When will I stop hearing the rolling sounds of bullets been fired?
And start hearing the rolling sounds of drumsticks being played.

When will I stop seeing projectiles flying over my head like birds?

When will I stop seeing grenades been thrown like stones?

When will I stop seeing Semi’s and Machine Guns appearing to be toys?

When will I stop experiencing curfews and few minutes of ceasefire?
And start experiencing a prolonged ceasefire

When will I stop seeing the number of patients in the A and E sections of hospitals on the increase?
And start seeing patients being happy because they’ve been discharged.

When will I stop seeing truckloads of carcasses?
And start seeing truckloads of refuse.

When will I stop drinking red water?
And start drinking my favorite red wine.

When will I?
When will I?

Or is it when I die?
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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COMMENTS
Anonymous Anonymous 04 February 2010
I wish I could answer your question; great write.10
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C. P. Sharma 01 February 2010
Beautiful outcry of a tormented soul. Unique similes. It is a perpetual inquiry lurking into the mind of mankind. This will happen, When Reason dawns upon man And the Anger is won over. CP
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The Lost.. 02 January 2010
you will see those things in your dreams or in paradise...hope to see that on Earth but i dont think this will be :)
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