Tuesday, November 29, 2005

amahoro: a prayer for peace

for the small boy with a sign
standing where cars stop and go
“homeless please help”
amahoro, amahoro

where rains come crashing down
and sliding mud kills those below
in a jungle far away
amahoro, amahoro

when a virus takes the parents
of African children with nowhere to go
they have less than nothing
amahoro, amahoro

where a heavy heart weeps alone
so burdened by sorrow
where has hope gone?
amahoro, amahoro

for the calloused hands trembling
after years of hard labor
yet no rest for the weary
amahoro, amahoro

for an untouchable people
the “lowest of low”
unaware of their value
amahoro, amahoro

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