slowly the dead in numbers riSE
like the evils we see in the skies
has birth us death
even our temples fell, pray then tell
is our knell from heaven or hell?
we open our hearts to paths
of a flow of the beauty of the soul
needing your help to grow
from this pain we now know
we pray with hope…
but for how long can we cope?
Su'eddie Vershima Agema was joint winner, Association of Nigerian Authors Prize for Poetry 2014 with his second collection, Home Equals Holes: Tale of an Exile. He lives in Nigeria, blogs at http://sueddie.wordpress.com and can be reached at email@example.com. @sueddieagema on Twitter.