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new beginnings?

Karen King – U.K

Tribes battling over power and money,
All sides think they are right;
“Join our group!”
They promise power, money and sex,
Just what lost young men want.
Innocent people,
Suffer.

Starving, thirsty, cold,
No fuel,
Dark daylights,
Innocent people
Suffer.

More unrest,
Draught of smiles,
More deaths,
Innocent people
Suffer.

All lost in themselves,
No guidelines.
Who is the enemy?
Where is refuge?
Innocent people
Suffer.

Against the Mystic’s words:
The fighting, the error, the death…
His peace piecesed
In ever increasing plights.
Innocent people
Suffer.

O that the powers be powerful
To save while there’s breathe.
Or shall all yet beclouded be
By the bedevilling seed?
How long shall it reign?
Innocent people
Suffer.

We seek the maze’s route,
From this tunnel be free;
Reshuffling calls –
New beginnings are needed-
Let all again be babies, so no
Innocent people
Suffer.

Artist: Odei Nyamekye – Ghana

Excerpt from #1 Youth Shades, September 2016

 

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