Monday, September 29, 2008

Darfur

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home is gone
life smells dank
youth is no loner young
food does not nourish

loss, fighting, war
severance of love
gone is my family

do people know?
are they coming to help?

b.

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they are not a political stance
not a sign to put on your lawn
your house, your car
or a hat to wear

they are a people
a proud nation
our brothers, sisters

real voices, real hopes
desires
a part of us that needs help

they are a people
a proud nation
our brothers, sisters

so put on your "save darfur" paraphernalia
wear your hats, ties, bracelets, shirts
bring on the awareness


but don't make Darfur your status symbol
a symbol of who you are
and what you stand for
of how you will vote
let them break your heart
over and over
don't grow cold
always hear the cries
don't neglect the need

they are a people
a proud nation
our brothers, sisters

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8 comments:

Ramya said...

wow! that was beautiful!!

Sandra said...

Well put. A beautiful people.

beastmomma said...

Very beautiful and powerful poem!!

bethany said...

thanks girls!!! :)

Anna said...

Amen! I think it needed to be said, and you said it beautifully!

--Anna
http://diaryofaneccentric.blogspot.com

Veens said...

very painful///

but very nicely put

Trish said...

Beautiful, Bethany.

Diane said...

Wow! That's amazing. I always think that when I see bumper stickers and t-shirts standing up for a cause a half a world away. Do they understand these are real people? Do they feel it in their hearts and help, or is it just a t-shirt? I've spent time overseas in hurting areas, and it's such an eye opener. The news has never been the same.