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Someone Stop The Angry Lake: In Loving memory of the victims of the Nyos gas disaster

SOMEONE STOP THE ANGRY LAKE**.

We woke to a chilling morning (the few of us who did)

Under an inferno burning sun

It rained cats and dogs

Human remains caressing each other

In hopeless submission to a cruel opium

From the Buea mountain to mount Koupe

From mount Oku to the Wandara

Fear enveloped us with grief as if grief was our specialty

Helplessness of an innocent people

Precious lives chocked out of them

Sniffed away by the belching smell of an incensed lake             

 

 

Where did we go wrong, my brothers?

Who will tell me where we went wrong, my sisters?

One could hear the silent hissing of the lifeless waters of the irate lake

You could see horror and despair standing on both legs a barrage of defenseless lives

Strangled in sleep deep midnight slumber near the shores of the fuming lake

 

 

Yes ... it happened !

From the grass fields of Bamenda to the arid plains of Garoua

From the forests of Mamfe to the sea shores of Kribi

Men and women still feel the pinch

That infamous belch of the enraged lake

Makes our hair stand one-by-one

As if ready to be counted

Just as we counted our dead

When the angry lake Nyos belched

 

 

Someone stop the angry lake Nyos.

**On August 21st 1986,

A crater lake in the N.W. Province of Cameroon,

Lake Nyos, emitted a poisonous gas that killed about 2000 people

Those memories remain fresh in our minds till date

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