In Remembrance

For the Nigerian Armed Forces


The petrifying smell

Of sweat and gun powder

Of earth suckling blood

Of muddied camouflages


The haunting memories

Of laughing eyes

Of hopeful camaraderie

Of slaughter that ended it

 We would never know

The fears you squelch

The demons you own

The mares in your nights


Today we honour

Your pride of bravery

Your code of honour

Your blood keeping us safe

IMG_20151112_063013In the struggles of daily living we forget to mention it. And sometimes we meet people who slur the sacrifices you all make. But we remember today, the Nigerian Armed Forces Remembrance Day, and we mention it. Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much for giving your lives so that we, blissfully ignorant civilians, may fulfill our dreams sans fears.

Dear Member of the Nigerian Armed Forces, be you dead or alive, you are most honored and appreciated. #Salute.


2 thoughts on “In Remembrance

  1. Obiki says:

    Am glad someone recognises the sacrifices made by so few for so many. Good work there, keep it up till the whole world knows. May their souls rest in perfect peace. I Salute!

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