Innocent she appeared, with a mien that seem not to hurt a fly.
But carefully hidden under her black gown
Are destructive IEDS powerful to destroy and annihilate a city out of existence.
Men, women, boys, girls, the elderly and infirm
Oblivious of the merchant of death lurking amongst them
Go about their business unperturbed
Suddenly a loud quake rent through the din.
Smoke, smoke here, smoke everywhere
Then yet another boom, loud enough to render someone deaf.
Death has come to dwell amongst the people.
People scattered in different directions.
Mothers, fathers to the east and children to the west
All in desperation to escape the Armageddon.
And live to tell the story of this despicable macabre.
Now as the dust begins to clear.
And the survivalists summon the courage.
To glee at the waste of destruction
Minced meat of human body parts
Abound the length and breadth of the scene of sorrow.
To tell the story of a mindless murder
Woe unto you the harbinger and agent of destruction.
You never created any soul; yes, not even a sigh.
But like a sadist, you derive joy in aborting.
What Orisha [The master of the universe], the heavenly one, has created.
Vincent Nwabueze studied sociology at university of Abuja, Nigeria.He also holds an LLB degree in Law from Nigerian's National Open University. Vincent Nwabueze began writing while still a college student. He has written a collection of short stories and poems and has been published in The Society Voice Project. He participates in writing competitions. One of his short stories 'The Intelligent Thief' was short listed for the African Writers Awards 2020. Presently, he is working on his debut novel.