“Harvest of coffins” by Awodiya Funke

Harvest of coffins

this poem is dedicated to people that lost their lives in the Benue and Plateau killings   She fed us, Our hungry stomachs, tasty tongues growing minds on her head rest a basket of meals and fruits food basket of our nation until herdsmen held her peace watered her farmlands with her blood a harvest of coffins she reaped dear Benue, I weep not for you but for myself, for my children who will learn about your loss and ask questions I have no answer to what did you sow to reap coffins? What did we do to help? Today is not a good mourning

May be tomorrow will usher a good morning

Awodiya Funke was born in Lagos in the early eighties were she currently resides, a graduate of sociology from Ekiti State University (Bsc) and Masters degree in sociology from the University of Ibadan (Msc). She is freelance radio presenter, social campaigner and a sickle cell advocate, initiator, Safe Dreams Initiative dedicated to sickle cell awareness, member Poets in Nigeria (PIN) and Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). Funke’s passion for writing started in her early childhood days and her first collection of poems is titled The Farmer’s Daughter; her poems have been published in anthologies and journals in Nigeria and outside Nigeria. She is committed to using poetry to positively impact people and societies worldwide.

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