Poem: If I could

By: Ndifreke George

painting

If I could see pain
and its thorns
that make us cry

If I could see war
and its pinging bullets
that shatters our haven

If I could see hardship
and its merciless whip
that saps our wellness

If I could see love
and its magic
that has worked wonders

If I could see pain
war, hardship and love
I would just ask “why?”

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Ndifreke George is a Nigerian writer. His works have appeared on The Kalahari Review, Tuck Magazine, Blankpaperz, Social Justice Poetry, The Poets’ Community, Praxis Magazine, Medium, Poems and Poetry, Bravearts Africa, The Antartica Journal and Parousia Magazine. You are sure to find him scribbling at a corner. He is a sanguine who talks a lot, but not as much as he writes. His personal mail is mailndifreke@gmail.com

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