Tribute to Dr. Barinem Nubari Kiobel

This special poem was first published in honor of an Ogoni Martyr, Dr.. Nubari Barinem Kiobel on No. 10, 2015. It is written By  Mrs Kiobel Esther in memory of her darling husband, Late Hon. (Dr.) Barinem Nubari Kiobel who was executed by the Nigerian authorities on November 10, 1995 along with Ken Saro-Wiwa and seven others:

Neither the passing years nor events can erase your memory

Only if I could rewind the hand of the clock

Very tempting to wish I could rescue you from death’s claws

Every day my heart daydreams of your return

Memories of your sweet voice comes echoing

But the truth dawns on me the more I think of you

Eternally shall we meet again, not in this cruel world

Rest in peace, my darling, especially on this special day

 

This day can never be expunged from history

Every generation shall hear of your heroic demise

Neither the passing years nor events can erase your memory

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