Oh Uganda - Poem by Bamukunda Hillary
Because I Come From The North.
Am born a hustler
Infact a cattle rustler
And I make perfect askari
Many comrades say.
Is it part of my DNA?
Aren't I a fellow country man?
Because I come from the north,
Am appetizing to the viral diseases.
A specimen to imported Cuban doctors.
As if am prone to immunization,
Free mosquito nets and sensitization.
Hunger my best friend,
I hear because am a nomadic pastoralist.
Because I come from the north
Am a sweet target to all NGO's,
Those monetary calabashes that have enriched the south,
Employed thieves and the brown skinned comrades.
My Bantu friend says,
"Sustain the war sustain the north "
"sustain poverty sustain the north"
"Sustain famine sustain the north"
"Sustain diseases sustain the north'
"Sustain the north sustain NGO's sustain riches"
Because I come from the north.
Am called all sorts of names.
The best being a cannibal.
Yes I come from the north,
Am dark skinned and black.
Am a human not a war victim.
A comrade and fellow countryman.
I deserve to be called Ugandan.
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