It has been a few years since I’ve participated in NaPoWriMo, where you attempt to write 30 poems in 30 days for the month of April, but I’m getting back into the game in 2016 and I’m starting it off with a poem entitled, Nigeria, because I’ve been thinking, dreaming and praying for them lately.
Nigeria, Nigeria, Nigeria
conscious people pray for you
your bodies, souls, life force
to ignore what you mean is
the awakened hear
the call of the world’s savior
whose eye lens is most pure
the apathetic will earn permanent naps
for all who care not about the carnage
and are more concerned with the hierarchy of grieving
caring loudly in colors on social media walls
for locations only ranked the highest on news outlets
when the seed of life originated in your DNA
when the bandwidth dies
and electronic and digital devices are rendered useless
all we have is a heartbeat
that sends signals to others
i send a light beam of love to you now
through the cadence of these lyrical lines
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This was absolutely beautiful. You managed to convey so much emotion into a handful of words; some of your lines just -ache-.
Good luck with the rest of NaPoWriMo!
Thanks so much! I have missed the last few NaPoWriMo challenges, but I’m looking forward to this one. I will keep my eyes on what you’re doing. Happy Writing!