She's growing older Her children growing colder Where did she go wrong?!
This Haiku was inspired by the recent killing of three University students in my country. According to the Nigerian Guardian (Outrage Trails Killing Of Three UNIPORT Students Over Alleged Theft they where mercilessly beaten and burnt alive by the villagers of the community for allegedly stealing Blackberry mobile phones and laptops in an off-campus hostel of their institution. There was even a video capture of the event that went viral (VERY GRUESOME STUFF! Please be warned!) … its been sent to me a couple of times, but have refused to see it 😦
Came across this picture yesterday while on facebook and laughed at how frightened it made me at first glance; I laughed even more when I read its title “Uncle Carnage wants YOU!” but today it takes on a new meaning as I consider the gruesome act of jungle justice that has taken place within my country’s shores.
To My Motherland
Turn the Stars on his hat to Green and White stripes and wonder if Uncle Carnage hasn’t already claimed “US”
When did it become so bad 9ja?!
Dealing with the level of corruption and mayhem within your shores is bad enough …but THIS??!!
Yet I am still in love with your Green, White, Green!