Tale of cursed man

Posted: August 18, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan, Poems.

By Riak Marial Riak, Juba, South Sudan

hate speech

“And this was said long time ago

That a man who kills a woman is coward.

This I will never say but look at you

With these sighing eyes

And opened my mouth to lament

And opened my eyes to leave great tear

Fall on the red earth.

I’ve seen a cursed man but one,

For it was said long time ago

That a man who kills a woman is coward.

And with all I’ve tried to erase I failed

And would never fall down with nightfall

And down in these valleys I trembled

Until the sun was in the middle again,

I’ll look straight to the sky

For these stars, I’ve seen last decades

And it was said that a man who kills a woman

Is always coward.

What of these men killing other men?

Because they’re feeble to make their hands

Their shields

But many have said it long time ago

That a man who killed a woman is coward

And all men ran to the same streets

To kill their fellow men

For many love to say this,

That man who kills women is coward.

Riak Marial Riak is a south Sudanese poet, actor and self-taught philosopher and the coordinator of New Kush films production. He then graduated with diploma in Human Resource management; his works had appeared in literary magazines such as Kalahari review and African writer. His poetry collection is in consideration for publication and also with fictional work titled “In Hai Nyakama” being scheduled for also the publication. Riak is currently residing in Juba and with regular visits to his hometown. You can reach him via his email: Riak Marial Riak riakdeng23@gmail.com

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