Slowly the Jungle approaches by Okoluko Grace

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Green white green runs red,
And the top flowers bloom by the bloody banks,
Where balls with eyes and ears roll the earth.
Now the day is not for those who travel
And the night is not for those who sleep,
As too many beds once laden with memories
Now cold, as the steel hunting and slicing warm flesh.
For ‘suya’ now turns its master in flames and smoke,
Once, twice and more till the world percieves the aroma,
And our eyes water as we wail, heads bowed,
“Who shall we pray for today, again?”
“The gardner, the plant or the land?”

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June 28th, 2018 has joined many dates that will not be forgotten. Perhaps the rate and manner at which so many lives are being lost is now visible for all to see. We may decide to cry, point fingers or write on social media. Yet, it is our loss and we can pray for comfort and peace or we can decide that alongside prayer, to remember that action speaks louder than words. Yesterday’s tragedy was heart breaking and i hope the families find peace,but i learnt a few things.

~ We need to know more on what to do in cases of such accidents and how to handle panic as well as setting our priorities straight (life before anything else).

~ There are things the government can do and there are others you should do for youself.

~Death may be unpredictable but death for no just cause may just be controlled by our decisions and the value we place on life itself.

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