by Taiwo Odesanya
Say, frustration is the seed mothering these
Bullets the earth is puffing,
Say, it is the gun flooding this heat,
These droughts, these storms,
These insects, these wildfires,
Say, humans have pushed the earth to the wall,
Forcing her to taste her blood,
Say, humans have harvested earth’s tears like fruits,
And punctured it with inhuman activities,
Say, the earth warned and warned,
Inhumanity clothed their ears like a river over a land,
Now that frustration is pushing these bullets from earth’s hands,
Many of them are trying to recede into shadows?
Now that the earth is
Hatching climate change and her consequences as eggs,
Some are hiding behind shields?
Some are passing the burdens to others?
Tell me this cross will rollover,
Tell me the earth will cleanse this frustration and grow grace.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Taiwo Oluseye Odesanya is a Nigerian Poet, Non-fiction writer, Blogger, and History enthusiast. He is a Computer Information Systems graduate from Middlesex University London with a deep passion for writing. Taiwo calls writing his first love and hopes to write something “groundbreaking” about remarkable events from the past because of his undying love for history.