WILL ATIM MARRY THE MONEY NEXT MONTH?


The pains of war,
They are not the soldiers who die at the front,
For, from the day of their first salute,
They knew that hell was their portion.
So, when the time comes,
They lay still and expect the final salute!

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The pains of war,
They are the babies
Who cry by day and by nights, in mother’s arms,
Hoping that one day, daddy will return.
So, when the time comes,
They lay still and expect the final salute!

They pains of war,
She is the young, pretty mother of three,
Who sits still and listens in marriage classes,
Hoping that by next month she will wed him,
But there she hears, he lies still in the fronts.
So, when the time comes,
They lay still and expect the final salute!

No soldier is brave!
No soldier feels the pains of war!
A brave soldier is the woman on the streets,
Who, when the husband is gone;
fights alone for her kids;
So the children are not starved;
So, they live to tell the woes.
So, when the time comes,
I will give them the real salute!

What will money do?
The greatest compensation to families is not money,
It is the peace we avoid to choose.

Idiongo Ebong

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