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Lieutenant KANU

Benson Chukwueke 1971 (Owerri)

I saw him last with the infantry battalion
After the fall of Okigwe town
I saw him disappear in the Bandwagon
After Biafra raised the white flag
I saw his blood boiling hot
Forty years after the civil War
I saw him still singing the war song
Still barking like a bulldog
To make sure no one stand at ease
I saw him still threatening Peace
Threatening to pull the trigger
On our young nationhood
I saw him and shake my head
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Characters 454
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Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14

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