Gun Town

Was chastity cheated
Gunned down in Gun Town
Where did all the love go
All I see is the thriving frowns
Washing little faces
Watching loose blood from walls
Dried from the war

Will peace ever show its face
Even just in a fog
To cast out these fears
The tension, the feuds
A minute of silence from the shots
The moment to live for

Which way to go
With all the corpses flooding the road
Back or to oblivion?
Maybe a self burial
Would offer a safe haven
For broken souls that never made it
To be the world’s champions

What if we took initiative
To burn down Gun Town
From the ruthless clowns
Who shook our hearts
With every bullet to the air
Oh, no more can we bear
Longer nights of utter despair
Longer days on the run
Trying to cover from the scary spans

Tomorrow the sun has got to shine!
Tomorrow the fire will have been done!
We shall shout in shear dine!
Mourn to forget our past pains
Love is always the sign
All this we HOPE!!

* I dedicate this piece to all the Somali children who have grown to know no peace. Situations have deprived them of a decent childhood. A shameful pity it is. Hoping that someday Somalia will be a better place for the children and the suffering women. 

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Post Author: Eric Onyango Otieno

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  • Oliver Brian

    (December 8, 2011 - 8:55 pm)

    Deep, sad, involving, Real. I feel its whispers to me. I understand. #Sob

    • Ricwriter

      (December 9, 2011 - 1:10 pm)

      Thank you for your insights, Brian, together with your unwavering support. Truly, there are children who have no idea what peace looks like, and it’s my prayer that someday, they, or even their children, will have better lives.

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