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Bring Back Our Girls - A Poem for the Missing Nigerian Girls by Zimbabwean Poet Batsirai Chigama

Thursday 8 May 2014

As part of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, a Zimbabwean poet Batsirai Chigama added her voice to campaign with this poem dedicated to the missing girls of Chibok.

Us the gentle souls
whose wombs bear scars
not erased by time
Us whose hearts militants brutalize,
death they sow recklessly
our future they take liberties to destroy
time stands still
deeper each day that passes
the void erupts ...
to this gnawing, mad-like disbelief
silent clouds hover on the sad empty chair
like vultures in wait
as we watch the dinner grow cold
again, tonight.

See online: Bring Back Our Girls - A Poem for the Missing Nigerian Girls by Zimbabwean Poet Batsirai Chigama