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Decade of bullets

Decade of Bullets Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou See a procession of young mothers chattering their way From water fountains in grenade torn sandals And blood laced bras Somalia, Somalia, Somalia See the moon disappearing in a mass of gun smoke Guns splitting the stars from the skin of night Rwanda, Rwanda, Rwanda This is a wound from which the pus of grief flows freely Meandering through rock masses into the valley that lost its freedom Timbuktu, Timbuktu, Timbuktu I hear a rush of footsteps of sorrow Rugged peasants carrying their compounds to far away valleys of flowers

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Date: 3/10/2017 2:14:00 AM
This is a potent write. Your imagery is rich, depicting horror beautifully, very moving, and suitably painful; finely penned my friend. Thank you. A 7 for this rich offering to the soup. xomo
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Date: 3/10/2017 11:27:00 PM
I am honoured Mbizo, I will get in touch on Facebook.
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Mbizo Chirasha
Date: 3/10/2017 1:33:00 PM
Maureen my new poetry pal .lets talk more on facebook . I need to feature your poetry on my blogjournal.