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Remembering Rwanda

August 11, 2015
By simplyinferior GOLD, Ottawa, Illinois
simplyinferior GOLD, Ottawa, Illinois
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Mindless scourges emblemmed with bloodlust preeminence
filled with ignominious pervasive words
passing along the satanic soul
that rips and chars humanity like a deadly wildfire
which god-fearing, self-serving supremes won't even liberate
because if you hurl a yllet nto the soft heart of a snow white dove' it dies,
but aim a pistol in the range of a beastly mutt
and have an entire pack of wrathful monsters snarling at you
In the blind massacre, pattering of innocent heartbeats will cease
and the big red distinctive line between human and animal is utterly blurred
Loss and grief so extreme
lain over a nation like a dark asphyxiating storm
Only the most valiant of souls can obviate and save themselves
from the wreckage and demise
planting sanguine hope in the ashes
rectifying a shattered country
through the most unexpected act of forgiveness

The author's comments:

This is a poem about the devestating genocide that occured in Rwanda and lasted around 100 days. Genocide is when one group of people kill and severly abuse another group just because of race, religion, or other differentiations. It was a tragic event that killed practically 1 million innocent people, but the nation of Rwanda was able to heal itself when no one else would help. People forgave eachother and the country is now well on the road to recovery

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