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"Decades of Bullets" "Decades of Bullets"
by Mbizo Chirasha
2007-08-10 09:05:00
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Ouga dogou, ouga dogou
See a procession of young mothers chattering their way
From water fountains in grenade torn sandals
And blood laced bras


Somalia, Somalia, Somalia
See them disappearing in a mass of gun smoke
Guns splitting the stars from the skin of the nights

Rwanda, Rwanda, Rwanda
This is a wound from where pus of grief flow freely meandering through rock masses into the valley that lost its freedom

Tumbuktu, tumbutu, tumbuktu
I hear a rush of footsteps of sorrow rugged peasants carrying their compounds to far way valleys of flowers.


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by2007-08-10 09:12:54
The first bullet was a stone.

The last bullet is yet to be formed.

And the last human may use it on itself.

We humans do love to shoot to kill.


Paparella2007-08-10 11:22:53
As Einstein aptly put it: "I don't know how the Third World War will be fought, but I do know how the Fourth War War will be fought, with bows and arrows." And he invented the theory for the atom bomb, mind you. Full hermeneutical circle: place yourself on any place of the circle and the story can begin there, but not if you are only clever by half.


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