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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

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

Submitted: March 07, 2007

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Brilliant, I love hearing people speak out, it's a sick world we live in but we in the west should do all we can possible within our own life, and life restrictions to ease the ristrictions of those at the fate of bush's and other devil hands.


Wed, March 7th, 2007 12:16pm


Thanks man, for reading and commenting. I hope to do my bit with the slight hope that others would too...keep the fait

Wed, March 7th, 2007 4:26am


good job--you're not the first to write about Dafur on booksie--but I guess we need to be reminded over and over----nicely done !

Wed, March 7th, 2007 9:25pm


Actually my poem was inspired by another by At Skies Limit. i felt bad when i read that poem and somehow it felt right to had to her plea..thanks a lot for reading, your comment are always welcome.

Thu, March 8th, 2007 1:12pm


I know it is partly because I am tired, and partly the power of this piece, but as I finished reading it, there were literally tears falling from my eyes. If there is any subject worth repeating on this site, this is on the top of the list. As a token of my respect, I am going to try to take your suggestion from a previouse comment and spend a day writing a piece for Booksie about human conflict. That is the best way I can think of truly saying bravo. A most beautiful and moving piece of work.

Mon, March 12th, 2007 7:30am


Wow! I never knew it had the power to bring forth tears.I hope bush can cry too...hahaha.Any way thanks for pledging to do your bit, i think it is very noble of you...Thanks for reading and commenting

Tue, March 13th, 2007 12:21pm


I also had a tear as I read this!Congratulations on another great poem,You're a credit to your culture.

Mon, March 12th, 2007 11:50pm


Thanks a lot for this and all other comments.I still hope to pay my dues to my culture and birth land and to the world at large. I am like most of us, with a great capacity to do good in a world ruled by greater evil. I sincerly hope that our word will somehow carry to those who need to hear them the most..thanks for this great feedback again(every one)..I appreciate it

Tue, March 13th, 2007 12:38pm

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