Dr. Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek

Gold Star - 7,136 Points (10-10-1957 / Sudan)

Despite... Despite... - Poem by Dr. Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek

I
Despite your ugly Antonov
Despite your horrible Molotov
Despite your terrible Kalashnikov
We will remain

II
Despite your bombers
Shattering us day and night
We will remain and fight

III
Despite your heavy artillery
We will remain
Despite your oozing planes
We will remain
Despite your missiles
Tearing every mile
We will remain
Despite your arsenal of ammunition
We will stand a unified nation

IV
Despite your military boots on our faces
We will remain
Despite all the killing of our races
We will remain
Despite the systematic rape of our girls
They will remain
Despite the honor you bequeath on
the rappers for their deeds
They will remain
Despite your humiliation of their Humanity
They will remain
Despite injuring their fertility
They will remain
And give birth of more beautiful children

VI
Despite their long captivity
They will remain
Despite your crimes,
They will remain
Despite your pride
They will remain
Despite your vanity
They will remain
Despite all the rips
They will remain
Despite the drought on their lips
They will remain
Despite all the scars on their hips
They will remain

VII
Despite all the burden
Our girls will remain pure & virgin
And bear our own offspring
To survive and remain
And many children they will bring

VIII
Despite the horror you befall
On our children
They will remain
Deprived of milk
They will remain
Deprived of toys and joys
They will remain
Wretched girls and wretched boys
They will remain
Despite your horrible deeds on women
They will remain
Despite the elimination of men
They will remain
Despite your efforts
To inject fear in their veins
They will remain

IX
Despite the long cold nights
They will remain
Despite the heavy rains
They will remain
Despite the hunger and disease
They will remain
Despite their severe pains
They will remain

X
Despite the million lies
you often release day and night
We will remain
Despite the elimination of our nation
We will remain
Despite the eradication of life on land
We will remain
Despite the pollution befallen on our sand
We will stand

XI
Despite the hate in your dark heart
We will remain
Despite the agony on our part
We will remain
Despite your fathomless power
We will remain
Despite your guns exhaling death like shower
We will remain

XII
Despite all your deeds
We will breed love and seeds
And stand once again
To plant apples on the Marrah mountain*

XIII
Despite all the firm tight
Darfur will rise and fight
To restore hopes and rights
For women and men
And it will remain
To witness the morning bright

XIV
Despite your death vessels and tanks
We will remain
Despite your millions in the banks
We will remain
Despite your total lack of wisdom
We will gain our freedom

XV
Despite your ugly Molotov **
We will gain our freedom
Despite your horrible Antonov **
We will gain our freedom
Despite your dirty Kalashnikov**
We will gain our freedom


*Jabal Marrah is a famous mountain in Darfur in Western Sudan

**all Russian weapons

KSA - Jan 2015

Topic(s) of this poem: revolution

Form: Ballad


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is dedicated to our freedom fighters in Darfur and other regions all over the Sudan. To the brave men and women who are fighting a tyrant military regime that has brought our rich country into rags and ruins.

Comments about Despite... Despite... by Dr. Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/12/2016 3:19:00 AM)


    We will remain! In the name of peace and love. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (1/23/2016 12:55:00 AM)


    Despite all the terrible activities and experience of sadness and horror we will survive. great determination you are giving to the reader. thank you very much dear poet. tony (Report) Reply

    Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (1/23/2016 10:11:00 PM)

    Thank you so much Dr. Antony. You are always kind to me and encouraging. I would also be very pleased if you could spare some minutes to go over another poem under (What Brings Us Together) . I need your comments. Thanks once again.

  • Dutendra Chamling (12/8/2015 11:51:00 PM)


    Marvellous poem, indeed.....! (Report) Reply

    Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (1/23/2016 1:17:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for you comment. Will you spare some minutes to go over my poem to A Jet fighter and What Brings us Together, please.

    Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (12/9/2015 12:12:00 AM)

    Thank you so much, Chamling.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, February 13, 2017


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