The Cowards by Andrew Ali Danjuma | Poetry| PAROUSIA Magazine

THE COWARDS

Subterranean the offings
There you find the cowards
They’re the inhabitants of the oceans Deep

Do you know why they’re there?
From the times of rebellion
They were cast to the waters

The Cowards are not those who run
During war
They’re not those who find excuses
They’re not those who find blames

The Cowards are those:
Who rape the pride of women
Who rape the innocence of a girl

The Cowards are those who maim
That woman at home
That wife they’re to protect

The Cowards are those:
Who poke fingers-
In the eyes of their descents

The Cowards are those:
Who don’t believe in themselves
For they’re easily swayed by the hurdles of life.

Biography

Andrew Ali Danjuma writes from Bauchi-North East Nigeria. He is a graduate of English and Literary Studies from Federal University Wukari. He is an indigene of Taraba State. He has a penchant for writing poetry.

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