Spider Philippe Liondjo


To Our Mothers, Sisters And Girls Of Congo - Poem by Spider Philippe Liondjo

They came by the mountains with freedom to the mouth
They came in large number as a thick cloud of flies
They came shabby, ragged but in weapons
They came and it is then that flowed our tears
Women shot down, beheaded, eaten, kidnapped, murdered
Women, girls and deceived, humbled girls, violated
Liberation, liberation shouted this nauseous mob
Lamentation, lamentation said the mourners
The Hell poured his troops of vile warriors
And you Woman, it is the hell which tore your soul
And by destroying you they destroyed the soul of our Nation
They destroyed us by plunging us into the damnation
Congolese Woman undergoing the last one of the insults
Congolese Woman living the inhumanity of another age
Would we be able to ask for your forgiveness one day
Would we be able to give you back what has been taken from you.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009



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