Treasure Island

Gregory Kur Deng


SOUTHERN SUDAN


Retain and shift disintegrate not your dream
Retain and shift totalitarian dictatorial not your ideology
Retain and shift tribalism not your attitude
Retain and shift nepotism not your characteristic
Retain and shift corruption not your favor
Retain and shift Arabisation not your culture
Retain and shift Islamisation not your religion
Retain and shift unity with north not your promise
Retain and shift poverty not your slogan
Retain and shift uncivilization not your vision
*****************************
Restore and actualize integrity your dream
Restore and actualize democracy and liberty your ideology
Restore and actualize brotherhood your attitude
Restore and actualize transparency your characteristic
Restore and actualize accountability your favor
Restore and actualize Africanisation your culture
Restore and actualize chritianisation your religion
Restore and actualize secession your promise
Restore and actualize renaissance your slogan
Restore and actualize civilization your vision
*****************************
Free your sons & daughters from domestic colonialism
Free your sons & daughters from wars
Free your sons & daughters from injustice
Free your sons & daughters from marginalize
Free your sons & daughters from illiteracy
Free your sons & daughters from instability
Free your sons & daughters from violence
Free your sons & daughters from salivary
Free your sons & daughters from lethality
*****************************
Set your sons & daughters to independence
Set your sons & daughters to everlasting peace
Set your sons & daughters to equality
Set your sons & daughters to prosperity
Set your sons & daughters to tuition
Set your sons & daughters to stability
Set your sons & daughters to stable atmosphere
Set your sons & daughters to everlasting freedom
Set your sons & daughters to life and liberty
*****************************
Southern Sudan, Southern Sudan, O' you loving land…
Please, please, drift not your tears!
Let crack not your cheeks
Let anger dispose not your resolve
Let ignorance blare not your vision
Let hunger deplete not your dignity
Let greed consume not your energy
Let differences kill not your integrity
Let disunity molest not your unity
Let idleness freeze not your creativity
Let anxiety strangle not your wisdom
Let hopelessness degenerate you not…
*****************************
Southern Sudan, O' Peace loving land…
We love to accomplish the promise
We yearn to fulfill all your errands
We yearn to fulfill all your aspirations
We yearn to fulfill all your sons and daughter's dreams
We pledge to enhance and secure your freedom
We pledge to enhance and secure your sovereignty
We pledge to enhance and secure your resources
We pledge to enhance and secure your dignity
We pledge to enhance and secure your diversity cultures
We pledge to restore your identity
We pledge to obtain independence your identity
We swear, let justice come to be…
We shall all go home, my dear…
We shall all be home, comrades
United and confident, as you are
Hopeful and resolute, as you are
*****************************
O' you gracious loving land…
The day Justice returns to reside…
Let the spirit of genuine reconciliation
Embittered hearts cool and purify…
Bestow prosperity in every field
Install courage in every heart
Plant sincerity in every home
Inculcate clarity in every mind
Grow genuine love in every soul!
The end of war is but a beginning
Of a new civilized phase of struggle
We have to triumph, O' loving land!
*****************************
O' you life-long loving land…
Mature bricks, one top the other
Mature hands, one firm in the other
Mature minds, one supporting the other
Synchronized steps, forward together:
Move! Restore your legitimate rights…
Concretize your legitimate wishes…
Reunite your scattered families…
Rebuild your devastated villages…
Re-compensate your heroes/heroines sacrificed martyrs & wounds…
Rejuvenate your beautiful cultures…
Re-educate your traumatize babies…
O' Lord, please, grant them blessing!

Submitted: Sunday, October 10, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (SOUTHERN SUDAN by Gregory Kur Deng )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..
[Hata Bildir]