A Story to Tell


And there is a story to tell

of how hunger tattoo our skin(s)


Of those innocent infants choked to death

Of those burnt homes

Of those innocent souls as sacrificial goats

Of those innocent deflowered-gardens

“Booties of war.” They say.

In the armpit of war,

One becomes hyena

Who sees others

As sheep


Bakare Ibrahim Toyin is of the department of English, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai Niger State. He writes from Ilorin where his muse inspires him.

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