HEARTS ILL AT EASE

Editor's Note: This poem was written by Aliyu Ibrahim, an Abuja based political/public affairs analyst, poet and writer.



100 days
Plus 30 more
They lied to us
They lie to us
Bring Back Our Girls
Or be gone yourself
#BringBackOurGirls 
Is all we want. 

Their only sin
To want a life
Better than most
An educated soul
That right denied 
Replaced with pain
They took our girls
HE failed our gals. 

All they wanted
Was to school in peace
On a moonless night
They crept inside
They failed our girls
THEY took our girls.
#BringBackOurGirls

I wish I had
A magic wand
To wave and wish
A happy dream
To return in whole
Our stolen girls.
To #BringBackOurGirls safe & sound. 

So close
Yet so far
They took our girls
They broke our heart
The devils guest
Longing for home
To be with us
To be whole again.

A world gone cold
Despair dark & whole
A shiver streaks across
A mind wandering lost
To find girls stolen & gone
In chibok life stands still. 

A mothers wail
A fathers scowl
Life torn apart
Comfort a forgotten thot
I yearn to see
The day my daughter returns
to home, to us..to me
#Chibok

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