Posted: May 2, 2014 in Poetry
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by Fiona Lovatt

Night after night after night
They drop the K: no knights.
No chivalry. No rescue.
Night after night after night
The girls remain in the forest
While submarines sweep the ocean
Searching for a black box.
Night after night after night
Women’s stories, women’s lives
Rank as nothing without heels
So we wear red today
We march today
We weep today
We ask today for
Knight after knight
To saddle up

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  1. Adaka Timothy says:

    Night after Night after Night…
    Your voice are heard
    Cry no more.

  2. LegendaryCJN says:

    I join my voice too….we need our girls back. A tweet friend of mine @JBeattieMirror tweeted this and it’s true: “If a single white schoolgirl was kidnapped there’d be international coverage. 230 Nigerian schoolgirls are abducted and the world looks away”. #bringbackourgirls

    • Ezeamalukwuo says:

      It is not a white man’s fault that a black man does not take seriously the problems of his kind. The Nigerian media what has they done to keep this matter alive, what has the leaders done, the religious bodies, Academic institution…oh we must wait for CNN BBC RT Al jazerrah them to do our works…no if there is a white person belonging to the nations represented by any of these media houses then shall they shout, sorry blackman try and help yourself for ones.

  3. Ezeamalukwuo says:

    A very good poem to describe the moment; the need for chivary and brotherhood. Knight not Night.

  4. Anene Francis says:

    Permission to state some points that I think, may be misinterpreted.
    That much success has not been achieved in combating terrorism in Nigeria does not mean that our security forces have not been doing anything. In fact, I think they have been wonderful on many counts. This poem is a call for them to step up their game because their best yet is sadly not enough. (Seriously hoping that our leaders would stop playing politics with the crises, which is thwarting other efforts).
    * I read in the news recently that the international community is joining hands in the search for the missing children (commendable). but as mr Solar insinuated, It is us that must help ourselves more for anything meaningful to be achieved. (Note: the search for the black box is also important. From its analysis, proper preventive measures against such mishaps can be proposed for the benefit of all.)
    * “women’s lives rank as nothing without heels”… Hmm, discussion for another day…
    With bleeding hearts we remain hopeful for the rescue of our girl in unknown conditions, probably inhuman.
    Nice piece. Very rich

  5. Chimezie says:

    Impressive poem. Dripping with all the injuries, the soiled emotions.

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