Letter of the Day

jhflores February 22, 2012 Comments Off on Letter of the Day
Letter of the Day

D is for Darfur
Deep Down
In the Bowels
of the forgotten
Divided Black Pearl
between Negro and Arab Lands
Sudanese Liberators
and Janjaweed Militias
Discussed in the media
Debated in the academia
Genocide Si!
Genocide No!
D as in Dead bodies
A desert carpet ride
Covered in Blood
1001 Non-Arabian nights
Ethnic Cleansings in
Underdeveloped Lands
Destroyed Ecosystem
Commodity of
Multinational Corporations
Digging for Black Gold
not Black Truth
Chinese Oil Exports
Designed to Empower
the Muslim ruling elite
D is calls for prayer
But not for the
Fur,
Terjem,
Masalit,
Wagi,
Zaghawa,
or
Rashaida
D is
Armenia,
Germany,
Korea,
Rawanda,
or
even
the Native-American North West
D is for the Sudan
D is told by tabloid news stations
in order to fill dead air time
D is that documentary
you know the one
told by famous actors
who don’t have to worry
that D is for Darfur
and if enough people
remember
that D is not
just another letter
in the alphabet
that lives
in a place
call Africa
then maybe
D will stand for something
much larger
then a conflict
outside of their backyards
D is
for Darfur
D is for
Do Something
D is
now.

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