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6 April 2011

Amahoro (Peace)

Today 17 years on I remember my country,
My beloved Rwanda!
I watched you crumble into pieces;
Your blood stained my pretty dress,
Your cries pierced my ear drums,
Your tears soiled my sheets.
Oh Rwanda your beauty stopped to shine,
But today we don't look back and cry,
We look back and say Never Again.
That Sun has set,
A New Dawn has Come.
God Bless The Land of a Thousand Hills!!

Requiescat in Pace (R.I.P)

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bellamkenya's picture

God Bless The Land of a

God Bless The Land of a Thousand Hills!!

Edithlum's picture

emotional

well crafted.

Edithlum

angelique gatsinzi's picture

thank you

thank you ladies

Angélique

'I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself'
- Nelson Mandela -

Fungai Machirori's picture

This is lovely!

There are all sorts of people living within you - storyteller, comedienne, and now poetess! This is lovely! Thank you for reminding us of this important date. God be with Rwanda.

from today i live out of my imagination
i am more than my yesterday
tomorrow i plant a new seed
nothing that lies behind easy
nothing that is ahead real
my within is all i have today
*Napo Masheane*

angelique gatsinzi's picture

LOL

And to think I just woke up, wrote a Facebook status, then someone said that was a good one, didn't know you wrote poetry and I was like ermmmm I don't but looks like I do. =D

Thanxxxxxx

Angélique

'I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself'
- Nelson Mandela -

sui generis's picture

palpable emotion

Hi Angelique,

I like your poem. there's so much feeling to it. keep writing. wish you all the best.

regards,

Sudhiti

angelique gatsinzi's picture

Thank you .....

I am glad I was able to share these feelings with you

Angélique

'I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself'
- Nelson Mandela -

nilima's picture

i feel the great love inside

i feel the great love inside you for your country that came out through these beautiful words in poetry!! I love this and wish you and your country a bright future!

angelique gatsinzi's picture

I love my country

I am a great believer in the saying that goes, 'you don't know what you have until it's gone' .... and the longer I stay away from my country, the deeper the love runs through my veins, and I wait in earnest for the day when I will have enough funds to buy that ticket and fly home! I just cannot imagine the emotions that will run through me at that point when my foot touches the Rwandan soil that raised me!

Angélique

'I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself'
- Nelson Mandela -

Nezed's picture

God bless Rwanda! Did you say

God bless Rwanda! Did you say air ticket is what keeps you away from Rwanda? Happy to loan you whatever it costs... Plse visit home!

I do not aim for Perfection; Just excellence!

angelique gatsinzi's picture

thank you for the offer

Well the ticket is among many other things ... but for now I will wait until I can go with my siblings as well.

Stay blessed x

Angélique

'I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself'
- Nelson Mandela -

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