Khartoum's Nightmare Poem by Yousif Ibrahim Abubaker Abdalla

Khartoum's Nightmare

Oh Khartoum, what's going on so terrible frightens us greater, we lose the bottom of your charming glitters

When we look at you back in the day, we see you are so beautiful, and gorgeous; you define our civilization beyond your landscapes and prosperity

And all the people who come from different spot blight of land live, work and study under your blessings shadow

Fighting broke out in April between those who led your factions, they have been battling for power

Caused you lose more than five million people, and some have been stuck in you struggling to survive

Now you have been caught in ruin and falling apart, despaired in the whole of your assets

Your infrastructures have been ravaged by the war, and the battles have spread across the city, with fighters firing from rooftops and torching buildings as warplanes pass overhead

Electricity is spotty, food is in drastically short supply, and there are records of rape, looting and robberies

Their intention has been fighting to take domination of the capital, Khartoum, along with the adjoining cities of Omdurman and North Khartoum

Their fight for the hegemony of you and the country has already left hundreds of civilians dead and many more injured or homeless, now the fear is levelling the city

Let us call for humanitarian aid to reach demolished communities that have so far been largely frozen by deadly murder, peace is our priority there is no war building an empire and advancement

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM: The poem was written on Friday,29 September 2023. This poem captures Sudan is full of hurting families torn apart by war and violence. Residents of Khartoum and Omdurman described picking spent bullets and shells from their roofs. Others spoke of burning homes and widespread looting.The Aneighbourhood of Omdurman was particularly badly hit by airstrikes. The crisis has sent growing numbers of refugees across Sudan's borders. About 14,000 Sudanese citizens have already entered Egypt, officials in Cairo said and the UN reported that about 20,000 had already reached Chad.
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