Saturday, December 19, 2009

I bleed Somalia

Remembering the victims of 12/03/09!
Horrifying thoughts coming to my mind
Limbs that resembles our tone, or close to it, scattered on Mother’s floor
Sometimes I wonder why we are so blind.
Staggering as it may seem,
We still can raise the white star in the middle
And be proud to say through it all, I will bleed Somali blue
Even though that should not be the price of being Somali’s or its membership due.
Hoping the intellectual and logical ones prevail in this war -
This war of winning the hearts and minds of our youth,
We should come up on top if we hold steady with the truth.
Hoping our existence stays afloat,
Not under the rubbles piled up by tyranny.
Thus together we must stand up daringly,
And show we are stronger than them, than this.
Waging war against ignorance.
This is a tumultuous battle,
You can hear it in the streets; they report everyday that poor Mogadishu still rattles.
Twenty darn years and the white star still remains in the middle.
A little raggedy now and bullet riddled.
In your heart, Can you feel it?
Thump thump… Thump
There is yet life, but it’s feeble.
I’m wondering what it’s going to take to resurrect our people?
Wishing we can shine like the moon
Or even brighter.
Hoping one day our future does not rely anymore on violently inclined fighters.
But before we win, we have to bleed Somali Blue.
On December 3rd, 2009 – those graduating students (AUN) bled Somali Blue.
I wonder how many more casualties before you do too.

-- Dec 10th, 2009 02:29EST

Hashim Siraji
Copyright © 2009

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