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The Rwandan Genoside

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The Rwandan Genoside

I look back at Rwanda.
Ruin upon ruin forever lying so powerless, 
That even Lucifer cried out in pain.

Piles of bones of remembrance.
Their machetes are forever cumbersome from the 
Weight of their scars of sorrow.
And for the people, this land is frowned upon.

But the bloodshed still lingers, for many lives were lost.
For they were truly left alone to bask at deaths door,
Because many were too timid to penetrate that door.
                   
But because of this imprudent mistake, 
The Rwandans are now a victim to memory.
But these memories were too stained by the crimson tide,
That washed away the ability to forget, 
The ability..... To forgive.

But above these graves of regret,
Grows flowers of hope for a recovered future.


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  1. Date: 4/8/2011 4:42:00 PM
    Ive been reading your work and you are a great writer!! I'd like to invite you to.. www.poeticvoice.ning.com We are an online writing community that provides writers with the feedback, motivation, and advice needed to achieve their goals.The Poetic Voice Community is fast and easy to join, and you will not get lost in it's easy maneuvering features. We at Poetic Voice hope to grow as a community of friends. Our intention, and wish is to learn and share with others. I hope to see you there!

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 5:00:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Dylan. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors what ever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/2/2011 11:10:00 PM
    You know their have been civil wars and massacres from time immemorial. I think that the blame lies with the hate that their descendants allowed to fester. I think that both ethnic groups would have slaughtered the other group if they had had the power. It is the sins of the fathers corrupting generations with their guile.