Child soldier




If I should die
The earth that knows only of death
Think only this of me
There's some corner of foreign fields
Inscribed on a plain stone
With date pointing out the spot
Upon the earth is my stain
Everywhere corrupts the heart of men
Shall from the sum that shines
Find peace; the greatest rest
In fullness after death
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Submitted on August 21, 2014

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Christopher Azakor Nwakwesi

I am a Nigerian and a financial economist with diverse occupational experiences as a banker,career civil servant,petroleum economist and insurance man.I write poetry and short stories with many public and private appearances.To me poetry is a heritage because I came from a background where great and special events are marked poetically. more…

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