Author: Ayiyi Joel

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Ayiyi Joel is a teenage budding poet from Nigeria.

Silence In this poem,Nothing is carved to prick youand bleed you of your blood.But around the hem of this poem,something is born to prick your soul& bleed you of anything,anything dark that eats awayat your mind, making anythingyou touch will & break into violence. Today, a brother’s bloodis used to wet the parched-thirstythroat of the earth.Tomorrow, a sister’s body is hackedto add vitality to the soil. If a man wants to measure the weightof his strength, let him do sobut blood is too much a jewelto be compared a gold & diamond.Let silence replace this noise,that each time it goes…

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