After Warshan Shire’s Home, and Fela Anikulapo’s Sorrow, Tears and Blood.

Warsan Shire says:
“no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a Shark…”

Nigeria is the mouth of a shark.
Everyday we work, we hustle, we thank our god that we’ve made ends meet
just to wail, roil, and gnash the next?
To what end, I ask?
Sorrow, tears, and blood?

Dear Nigerian, no one is coming to save you,
You are your own saviour.
Through debilitating loss, pain, anguish…
you are your own saviour.

Warshan Shire further says:
No one leaves home until home is a sweaty voice in your ear saying -
Leave, run away from me now,
I don’t know what I’ve become,
but I know that anywhere is safer than here”

Dear Nigerian,
THROUGH SORROW, TEARS, BLOOD…
YOU ARE YOUR OWN SAVIOUR!

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