have you seen the pain in the eyes of the Rakhines?
the grief that dwells in the hearts of Chiboks?
the ache on the half broken smiles of the Syrians?
or the distress on the faces of the souls on the African coasts?
in my heart flows a river of agony
here’s an epitaph for the lost innocent lives
and for the broken ones that are still in pain
the pen bleeds no more ‘cause it’s all been drained
scenes so surreal you would think it was a horror movie
bodies shot and slain like it’s an abattoir
vitriols spilled out on young soft souls
and ammunitions being shelled like raindrops
the only barricades are voices
voices of traumatised rape victims
voices of the fragile young and old folks
voices of pregnant women walking for days with no chaperons
faith lost, where’s hope
when there’s no room for choices
all I hear are dismal cries, ’cause we no longer live amity
and hearts so cold with no atom of empathy
with these occurrences, how can I still have faith in humanity?
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