THE STREETS OF SOUTH SUDAN
By Wantonly Taara, Kampala, Uganda
Devastation Born In Confusion
The Peace Deludes This Place
The Father, Woman’s Husband
Maybe A Mother, The Mans Wife
Buried In Rubble, Wars Disgrace
Buried On Torn Streets Of South Sudan
Many Broken Lives Are Torn Apart
Trusted Enemies Are Not Chosen
A Conflict Leaving Broken Hearts
Where The Soldiers Lack Emotion
In This So Called Peaceful Cause
A School Toppling To The Ground
Life Becomes The War, The Cause
Open Roads Of Broken Concrete
Used To Be Children’s Playground
Today, Just A Path Of Destruction
Kids Go Missing, Not To Be Found
In World News, Regarding South Sudan
Highlights Of Many People’s Plight
Innocent Citizens Seen On Screen
Crippled Or Worse Caught In Fight
Many Variations Of “The Truth”
A Bloody War That Needs To Be
Families Destroyed For This Fight
Where Wars Become A Necessity
Politicians From Across The Globe
Quickly Condemn These Atrocities
Speaking From Peaceful Havens
Their So Safe, And Orderly Cities
As War Continues, People Survive
To The Best Of Their Capabilities
Citizens Of South Sudan Remain Strong
We’ll Never Become Your Enemies
This is my war torn country,
The beauty stripped away,
Tampered towns and villages are being left astray,
This is my country,
Always in mind and heart,
It’s usual prosperity now historical art.
My country is now pale, robbed of its natural light,
Smoking rubble, broken homes and shades of black and white,
Women fleeing helplessly with children at their feet,
The scream and loud explosions heard in almost every street.
Why is it that this has to be?
The death of innocent youth?
Why is the World just so corrupt?
Why can’t we know the truth?
My country is another victim of the mindless war,
They’re tearing my dear girl apart and aiming at her core,
The shrapnel breaks through walls and doors leaving amendable holes,
But you cannot mend the hole inside my war torn country’s soul.
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