NigeriaPoemsQueen Ufomba

Future without War

Queen Ufomba



In future we will no longer have to fight,
because the people before us have already fought so much.
In future things will be better than in the past.
I have been told how, during the war,
People died and pregnant women
lost their children.
There were no schools, no work, no shops.
People were too frightened
to go about their business.
If we continue to fight
we will lose many more things.
Many lives.


Queen Ufomba (23)

comes from Nigeria and fled to Germany three months ago. She has now applied for asylum here. She would like to become a midwife. Her favourite play is Romeo and Juliet.