#14. Floetry by JulietKego: MY FIVE FINGERS.

 

My childrenMy work is done here
I am free and I know no fear
I am alive and I dance in ecstasy
To the music of heaven’s choir
I leave my right hand behind
With five beautiful fingers from the King
Four gleaming swords and a sharp shapely arrow
They stand strong, tall and proud
Solid proof that I was once here.

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#13. The Night the Soldiers Came.

“The world is waking up to Boko Haram. More than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from their classes last month remain missing. A car bomb in Abuja on 1 May killed at least 19 people. I live in fear of Boko Haram. The group’s insurgency began in Nigeria in 2009.” ~Kyari Mohammed, Teacher, Yola, Adamawa State, North East Nigeria (Culled from Guardian Africa, the guardian.com, 05/02/14)

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