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The shout

The shout

10/11/2004


I am the black child
At the bottom of your TV
Who dies of hunger
And of all diseases
Natural and manufactured,
Faced with indifference
The indifference of your World
Your civilized world

I am the Jew
At the bottom of your memory
Once deported,
Denounced, hunted, broken,
Faced with indifference
The indifference of your World
Your civilized world

I am the Palestinian
Without land or house
Only remain my rage
And the stone in my hand
Faced with indifference
The indifference of your World
Your civilized world

I am all women,
All women raped
In the at the border of your wars
Pain without substance or limit !
In the indifference
The indifference of your World
Your civilized world

I am all butchered,
In the name of God
I’m all tortured,
In the folds of darkness
I am all injured,
Those who do not have money
To pay for their rights
I’m the drugged children
Sent to the front
I am all marginals,
I am all going barefoot
I am minorities
Visible and Invisible
I am the voice of silence
I am the fear sleeping in you
I am your unknown, your foreign
I am all your woes

I am you
Powerless,
In front of my TV,
I am you, without emotion,
Guilty of indifference
Victim of me, felling so well,
In my civilized world

© Théo BAMARA - Toutes les guerres du monde - 2021
Collection : Poèmes en Rouge

Image/Illustration : Lucas Pezeta - Pexels