--> "My Country" A Poem By Bob K Queminee | Pawners Paper

Featured Post

Pawners Paper Calls For Submissions

Pawners Paper Is Back! Attention writers and wordsmiths ! We are thrilled to announce that Pawners Paper after a long hiatus, is now open fo...

"My Country" A Poem By Bob K Queminee

Early that morning, cold came splitting my lips like firewood, and I sat in the arms of my mother's comfort,

My Country gives a descriptive insight on the happenings in Liberia. The politic condition and the civil unrest in the African country.

The poem is a power pack. It narrates itself through the readers' minds.

Also Read: Into The Light, A Poem By Kristy Gallatin

Black man black woman

My Country

Early that morning, cold came splitting my lips like firewood, 
and I sat in the arms of my mother's comfort,  
feeling the warmth of her body as I got taste of her milky breasts, 
she then sang lullabies quieting me to take a rest under the hut. 

she tried calling my sister with a frozen voice to look after me, 
Gun sounds then became to ransack the land with bullets,   
my mother hurriedly took me in her hands, 
 tears rolled down her eyes when she saw that affectionate smiles at the corners of my cheeks. 

We ran for our lives and the land turned to a graveyard, 
while lives went beneath six feet without regrets, 
 monsters then broke the wall between the thighs of teens.   
and their voices got stained with pain, 

sons & daughters of this land buried their thoughts with greed, 
took guns and destroyed their futures for power, 
here is mama Liberia, fighting to put together those broken pieces, 
but our smiles are sleeping under the mask of Poverty. 

Sometimes my thought is broken, 
and I sit at times with a quarantine mind thinking, 
Hoping that one day we will be free from dipping water from our rusty zinc, 
and the hands that spilled blood will face justice.


Bob K Queminee

Bob K Queminee is a student of the University of Liberia. He is an emerging poet that paints situation in his country with pen and paper. 



Sharing is caring


A,1,African,65,Annual Writing Contest,16,Art and Photography,1,Articles,153,Book Reviews,10,Call for Submission,101,Contest,396,Education,22,Essay Contests,56,Featured Profile,1,Fiction,12,Flash Fiction,3,Freelancing,6,HAIKU,3,Interview,10,Literary Events,7,Literary Magazines,121,Literary News,91,Literature,14,MUSE,4,News,52,Newsletter,1,Non-Fiction,4,Opportunities,156,Photography,12,Poetry,91,Popular Authors Biographies,7,Publishers weekly,2,Romance,12,Shop Here,4,SHORT STORIES,16,
Pawners Paper: "My Country" A Poem By Bob K Queminee
"My Country" A Poem By Bob K Queminee
Early that morning, cold came splitting my lips like firewood, and I sat in the arms of my mother's comfort,
Pawners Paper
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy