BORN-to-Obey (B.O.R.N.O) 

Open old wounds, 
Rain careless bullets, 
Never surrender territories, 
Obliterate peace with violence

This is the present state of B.O.R.N. O

This should not be waved aside 
when a lot of people die by the side. 

This should not form a campaign song
when a lot has prevented us getting along. 

This should not be based on religion 
when we have to equip our national Legion. 

This should not be seen as a myth 
when we are all feeling the gruesome heat. 

BORNO is under fire
and there are chants for political desires. 

Peace is not a package from Santa, 
but a collective responsibility sweeter than Fanta. 

BORNO needs peace laden with fresh air
and not the killings here and there. 

BORNO is BORN-to-Obey 
her future should be secured today
or we wash away our future 
as they dance and diffuse peace on belligerent aperture.

Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi
He is a master storyteller, a poet and a novelist who loves adventure, culture and uphold God. His poem, The gods are Angry was listed in the anthology, Footmarks: Poems on One Hundred Years of Nigeria's Nationhood. He has written a full-length novel, The Oracle of Isieke which is available on Okadabooks. He is currently working on a collection of stories. Catch a glimpse of his poetry, short stories and opinion on

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