Tears and Blood in the Land of Cush

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

By Reech Mayen, Kampala, Uganda

Oh Cush!

Land of peace

Bullets tear through the rips mercilessly

Tears and blood gush endlessly

Mothers wail for their dying infants

Maternity deaths reign

Oh Cush!

Land of hope

Deaths swallow opportunities

Hyenas giggle over corpses

Larvae creep on unburied bodies

Birds peck on human bones

Oh Cush!

Land of abundance

Fear erodes the soil

Shrapnel drive off the farmers

Kids wither in the bushes

Hunger gnaws the tummies

Oh Cush!

Land of diversity

Sectarianism is nurtured

Bigotry compromises unity

Prejudice masks nationalism

Hatred towers over love

Oh Cush!

Land of freedom

Tongues are tied at the palates

Expressions attract harassment

Human Rights are practically banned

Bullying and torturing are systematize

Oh Cush!

Land of great ancestors

Bless the nation with peace

Bless the nation with hope

Bless the nation with wealth

Bless the nation with unity

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