Vinal Piers


A Jewel Of Sudan - Poem by Vinal Piers

A Jewel of Sudan

I met one time a refugee, a Lost Boy from Sudan
A handsome and a gentle soul, who said his name was Kahn
Standing over 6' tall, his skin was like charcoal
His eyes and teeth were white as snow, I'm sure so was his soul

He'd not have said to me a word, unless I dared to ask
Reluctantly he shared with me, his wounded brutal past
I was aware of many things, the Sudanese had seen
Both He and I did wonder why, we failed to intervene

I asked Him where his family was, if they too did survive
He told me that he did not know, if they were still alive
He told when the soldiers came, how they did maim and kill
As he described the horrors there, my eyes began to fill

He told me in his county that,2 million souls have died
Because they chose to follow Christ, their own lives they denied
He told me that the soldiers said, to allah they must bow
He knew that he could not do this, he must escape somehow

His journey led him to Kenya, some mission took him in
Now orphaned in this foreign land, new life must now begin
Having gone through all of this, when he was only seven
Truly God has set aside for him, a special place in Heaven

What did impress me most of all, was that his hearts not hard
His love for God and faith in Christ, he could not just discard
I never could imagine how, nor can it be explained
How one could suffer through so much, his heart remain unstained

Kahn Kai is just one precious soul, that God ordained I meet
Once I had heard all he'd been through, my trials can't compete
So next time that you're feeling down, remember my friend Kahn
America is truly blessed, unlike those in Sudan.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2010



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