Tuesday, January 26, 2010

For Jos



We look to our differences to define us
Even though dark days unite us
We look for someone to blame
Even though we are all powerless to the same
We see why we cant move forward
But we fail to look inward

The ground is dirty red
A mixture of blood and fear
There's despair in the air
And dead bodies wet with tears
A life time of many seasons
Destroyed simply for no reason
Homes become empty shells
As families face a living hell

Yesterdays joy has been replaced by grief and sorrow
today a blackened soul has taken away their tomorrow
This thick black smoke fills the sky
And chokes this nation until we sigh
When will we ever see each other as just Nigerian
And not find a reason to see in us, an alien
Hopes and dreams lay in coffins
Victims of a life that's only uncertain

We see why we cant move forward
But some prefer to think backwards
We look for someone to blame
Even though it should fill us with shame
We look to our differences to define us
Even though this pain lives inside us.

fresh violence erupts in jos:
http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Home/5513497-146/fresh_violence_erupts_in_jos_.csp

victims get mass burial:
http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/News/Metro/Crime/5515712-146/victims_get_mass_burial__.csp

Jos residents besiege displaced persons camp:
http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Home/5513854-146/story.csp
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