‘Soldier come, soldier go.’ I said, the chewing gum distracted me from the long conversation I was having with my friend Ebube. ‘Ehn erm well how is that relevant to what I am telling you? You can’t leave him o! He will kill you if you do.’ She said in a panicked voice. At this … Continue reading A Soldier’s Curse
During the times that have come by, I pray for war to come. Not these new modern warfare. The old kind. Those ones stationed between battle noise and mud trenches. The zipping sounds of mortars, as empty bullet shells illuminate the blood heavy war terrain. Soldier boots marching through old places that were once called … Continue reading Old Soldier
These barracks don’t favor civilians, only those who deal with bullets. We fight the hard way-we face guns and bombs empty handed. The armory is your heart, and the will to survive is the only weapon you got. We are bred here, in these streets, farther from Eden and closer to the realities, of the … Continue reading Soldiers of the Street
You will leave me – Me and these two little boys you asked me to Mother for you, on that windy evening by the lake, as you knelt, holding up to me that simple bond of love-the ring. You will leave. You will leave us for that your other great love, that one, that your … Continue reading You will leave!