ROAD TO DAFUR

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is one poem every one would want to skip past, but I dare say that it is better to see than believe the unseen

Submitted: March 07, 2007

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Tears of sorrow raged

Upon the road to Dafur

In camps we watched a caged

We ones unfit to die for

 

The west watched bemused

Footages of another virgin raped

Cries of pain again refused

Upon the road to Dafur

 

The earth becomes blood red

From life fluids of mothers killed

Grass heaps become ready bed

To sate the Janjaweed’s thirst

 

Men, unwilling eunuchs, watched,

Helpless before the Janjaweed’s sword,

The rape of mothers and daughters,

Astride the bloody road to Dafur

 

Loud cries of help hidden

In-between soap and Ipod ads

Why shouldn’t the west be forgiven?

Aren’t stock rates more important than Dafur?

 

Khartoum acts confused

But Janjaweed be her pawn

Bushman says too far removed

But he still fights another needless war

 

Blame leaders of Africa

Caught between concubines and Swiss banks

They watch the rape of mother Africa

Upon the bloody road to Dafur

 

Need we forget that Dafur,

Like many others in Africa,

Exists not in the white man’s computer


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