Poem: Bloody regime

By Yahya Abdelkarim

Bloody regime

If the key of paradise was in the hands of Sudan’s regime, I would reject it

If the signing of peace accord save Sudan’s regime, I would dismiss it

If religion was in the name of Sudan’s regime, I would be godless

If prayers bring Darfuri people rights, I will practice it

If a pact with evil causes death for Al bashir, I will sign it

If the fight for freedom is a crime, I will commit it

If struggle was a gift, I would present it to War’s victims

If the if brings freedom soon, I will add more if


Yahya Abdelkarim was born in Northern Darfur, Sudan. He fled from Darfur in 2005 and lived in a refugee camp in Ghana for 2 and a half years. The Australian Government granted him a humanitarian visa in 2007. He is the Secretary of Media for Darfur Community Association of Australia and a board member of Darfur Australia Network Organization. His humble slogan for life is, life, flame of hope always burns and tomorrow would be better than today.



Brolgas art work by Phoebe McIlwraith

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