Saturday, April 24, 2010

What is shame?

Walking hundreds of miles, to find themselves out of breath

A mother and her child can barely even stand,

Blisters on the bottom of their feet boiling within the sand

Born into a state were instability seems the staple

Their bare flesh clings to their fragile frames

The way those around them cling to their family names

Cause here shame is not drugs, shame is not meth

Shame is where newborns aren't offered breast

Shame is where starvation beckons death

Its where smoking barrels and empty caliber chambers

Are the first to greet new neighbors

Where human life is an afterthought only to be thought of later

Shame is for those who say they believe

While they walk away from a nation on it's knees

Shame is for you and I who eat and sleep

While turning a blind eye to those in need,

Yet adamantly proclaiming, WE BELIEVE

Abdisalaan Haji
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