Patricia A. Morris

(Visalia, California)

Patricia A. Morris Poems

1. Rwandan Hymn 1/2/2003

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Rwandan Hymn

A gift to the wind - rampaging unmercifully through Rwanda's 10,000
Hills - are the reverberating, shrieking screams of terror...How could
This miniature Jewel Of The Nile, adorned with African blue
Violets and green velvet valleys, nestled in blushing sunrise splendours-
Yield such atrocities? Hypnotic, in the medieval acorn - ethnic challenges
Of Hutu and Tutsi erupt - until "Die Tutsi Die!" thunders
Through the velvet valleys to the ritualistic beat of the
Tom-tom. In the half-light of a near breaking dawn,
Bronzed barefoot executioners wielding machetes ...

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