The Sunset at Dawn

Chinyere Kalu
Posted October 21, 2020 from Nigeria
The Sun Set at Dawn
The Sun Set at Dawn: Pray for Nigeria (1/1)

My heart is heavy. Infact ,I have been crying since 11pm Tuesday night. Stopping and then wailing all over again all by myself.

No,am not running crazy neither am I depressed but I have been mourning the shooting of young unarmed innocent Nigerian protesters by soldiers.

It's was a black Tuesday and most of us are mourning, angry and feeling frustrated.

Why ram bullet into a peaceful gathering?

I understand that my country is going through a blrth pang to birth a better and a more conducive nation but must innocent blood be shed?

I saw his picture on tv breathing his last ,laying helpless with his friend wailling for help .He died reciting the last line of the national anthem:  Peace and unity were his last words.

That scene has been playing back in my mind each time bring ing more uncontrollable tears.

I am angry, I feel trapped and helpless but I am not helpless.

I have decided to pen down my anger in poetry once more so I can release the negative vibes that I feel.

Pray for Nigeria!

These ones should never die in vain .

Let their death birth a new nation so that if the dead  could see they should look on us and smile knowing their lives were not cut shot in for nothing. 

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Jensine Larsen
Oct 21
Oct 21

We pray with you for Nigeria. May these tears sprout seeds.

Sabiha Hasan
Oct 21
Oct 21

Oh darling! I can understand your pain. Dear, please don't cry. Pray for the soul of that dead youth. It will give peace to your heart as well. Take care

Kike
Oct 22
Oct 22

It's like that light beyond the tunnel has been switched off. I feel your pain, dear sister. Several times I've tried to start documenting this story but I just cannot. We will ensure that their deaths are not in vain. They will not end up as statistics. Rest in that hope.

Love, light and hugs, Kike

FRIDA
Oct 22
Oct 22

We pray that Peace and unity may indeed prevail. Sometimes it seems to take too long to answer our prayers, but don't despair, He is listening.

Saro972
Oct 22
Oct 22

you can cry to free yourself, pray for these young people to rest in peace. You are not alone. I will pray for them, for you.

Elena Ralea
Oct 22
Oct 22

What a nightmare! Is is unfair an I can underdstand your pain. Praying for Nigeria

Eveningpriest79
Oct 22
Oct 22

My thoughts and prayers are with you

Janfran
Oct 22
Oct 22

the news of the shootings is visible world wide, we hear your pain and sympathise. What do you do when the people who are supposed to protect you do the reverse, it is so hard, but you are not powerless, you have reached out and told your story so we now share your insight and pain. Keep sharing, it matters

ARREY- ECHI
Oct 22
Oct 22

Our tears and prayers join with yours for Nigeria, Africa and all those desiring just to live in peace. Tight hugs to you and yours dear sis.

wanico
Oct 22
Oct 22

What a shame! They claim to be leaders and yet gain pleasure in exterminating the same lives they are supposed to protect. Our own posterity, population dividends
What is wrong with African rulers? If Cameroon has not thought it neighbour Nigeria that picking arms on harmless citizens is a fatal error then history is useless.
I can feel you my sister.I have lived with this feeling for four years and counting. What a shame!

Nini Mappo
Oct 23
Oct 23

Oh dear Chinyere:(
I cry with you over life wantonly lost at the hands of those paid to protect it. May Yahweh Shalom bring healing Peace to Nigeria, and comfort to you, this man's family, and the nation mourning him.
With love and prayers.

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 23
Oct 23

Dear Chinyere,
Please know that we're sending love and hopes that no more are harmed or killed. May the last words of this young man be heard and repeated in your country and everywhere.

Ujunice
Oct 23
Oct 23

God save our country

MARTHA MADELEINE
Oct 24
Oct 24

Oooh what sad story!
I'm strong my darling, we pray with you end that the soul of our young death rests in pease.

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Oct 25
Oct 25

Dear Kali,
I feel very sad to hear your story.
Nigeria and my country DRC are sharing the same bad tragedy.
We really need to pray for peace and unit.
Be strong my sister. We love and care of you

Hello, Chinyere,

How are you, dear? We pray for Nigeria. I hope there will be a public outcry all over the world like what the world did for George Floyd. I hope the voices of Nigerians are heard by the world. We stand with you, dear sister.

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Oct 26
Oct 26

Greetings Chinyere,
We are definitely praying for Nigeria. Our charity and volunteers continues to share the injustice and promote unity and solidarity on social media and share citizens of Nigeria stories.
Stay strong and steadfast.
#endsars #stoppolicebrutality #eradicatecorruptioninnigeria
sincerely,

Mama Queen