Fredrick Odhiambo

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I Wonder

I contemplate on the violence
all around me.
Man is a gregarious animal
So I wonder at the ferocity.
I look up the history annals
the Crusaders against the Turks,
the jihad on the infidels,
Napolean conquering Europe,
the World Wars.

Ah! sporadic acts of tyrants,
but still
Israelis slaughtering Palestinians,
the Hutus and Tutsis,
Bosnians, Serbs, Croats,
America and Islamic fundamentalists.
The world is awash,
with human blood split

Should I embrace my ferocious self
sharpen my machete,
then make it sing on...

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