Starving African – Poem by  Awadifo Olga Kili / Transformation: Masudul Haque

 Awadifo Olga Kili 

Awadifo Olga Killi was born in Uganda, Africa in 1998 Originally a poet; but his role as a writer, human rights activist and social activist is unique. Currently studying law at Pentecostal University, Uganda.

 

Starving African

Starving African people in refugee camps
Standing without any reason waiting for relief.
Their bodies are wounded by hunger, worms and wounds;
In the scars of the body
Dumo fly is flying
Sadness has taken the joy out of their mouths.

The starving African people are in misery.
Their lamps are drying up made by Kamar
And the swords fall rusty
Laying in the corner of a broken cottage.

The owl sings to the head of the African clay room
And, the floods come and destroy their houses.
They only wear leopard skin
In the hope of sleeping safely inside the dense forest.

 

Transformation: Masudul Haque

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