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A dying man in Somalia (A poem)

A Dying Man In Somalia The stick-like drying bones of my little children Haunt the tom-tom pulse of my heart. Their electric bulb-like eyes drawn out by starvation’s brethren Mock our nation badly torn apartBy hunger endorsed by pitiless drought As hope melts in lightning speed, death record boards increase. Why are we let to perish in this hell sprout As rain’s fury accelerate in degrees? These silently emitting screams of my dying kids Slowly kill me before my awaiting death. Can I hold on …

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