Today we zoom in on one of Cameroon’s spoken word artist, writer and poet.
T. Boris Alemnge recounts a pitiful scene caused by the ongoing Anglophone crisis in Cameroon. He paints the picture and plight of what the standing Cameroon Anglophone crisis has resulted to; the killings, murder, torture, misery and pain.
“I Saw Mummy’s Killers” is a writing that would make your eyes watery :
“I SAW MUMMY’S KiLLERS”
by T.Boris Alemnge
“I saw mummy’s killers
On my journey to seek safety.
When suddenly, images flipped through my mind.
Images of that day,
When mum & I defiled the dangers of the woods,
Running amidst the sounds of bombs & guns,
I heard a scream.
“Ahhh! Mandiba my son! I’ve been slayed”
In horror I turned back.
finding mum in a pool of blood,
I screamed in frustration.
With my bare nails,
I dog a narrow hole
& with zero honor, I laid her to rest.
I saw my mummy’s killers.
Remorseless & Unapologetic.
Hunger for murder still strolling in their eyes,
Anxiety to pull the trigger still evident in their shaky fingers.
I saw my mummy’s killers,
Still daring to pull me out of the bus & landing my poor knees to the ground.
Still daring to ask me for _”choko”_
& spitting on me & my mum’s memories.
I felt like strangling at least one of them,
I felt like pulling our their mask & send them running mad to their “master”.
I saw my mummy’s killers
But who am I before this huge masked men
Armed from head to toe
Working under cover
& poor me,
Just having my little voice to scream,
& my God to pray”.
About T.Boris Alemnge
T.Boris Alemnge is a law student from the University of Buea. As a passion, he engages into creative writings (poetry, stories etc).
He is the founder of “STAGE LIFE ink”, a spoken poetry & stage play group which he operates alongside his duties as General Organiser of Black Youths Alliance, a pro united black African union.
Facebook name: -T.Boris Alemnge Facebook page: STAGE LIFE