Poetry

“Recalcitrant”

By 2nd April 2009December 9th, 2019No Comments

They can’t make us fight for
something we can’t believe
Screw this war of selfish
intentions, of bitterness,
and fear’s drowning kiss.
Forget the country’s demoralization.
The lack of courage. The fact
that the army called me to save
the nation again.
Look at the devastation
over there that I must meet.
Why must I give my life,
for a cause I can’t believe?
Remember me, my country,
as the one that fought under
orders and not love. Remember
me as the one who went and had blood spent.
But they ,they can keep us
from staying at home.

Ajibike Lapite

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