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5th May 1999

There was a knock on the door,
a hard knock on our door.

As we opened,
uncertainties greeted us
whilst pain walked in with a barren smile.
Fears had arrived!
With hands blood stained.

They say it was an accident
My father,
Our entrance into so many passages-
was knocked down.

Eden Benibo is a Nigerian poet and writer, currently transcending the phase of only inking the stories she bears, to voicing them. The art of writing and story telling is her essence.

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