POETRY: THANK YOU FOR THE CROSS

So they came from the back of my house swinging like branches blown by wind from, from side by side i was terrified

So they came from the back of my house

swinging like branches

blown by wind

from, from side by side

i was terrified

 

Looking at hate in their eyes

lighting up like a bonfire

they were ready to swallow me

like a sip of water

 

Surrounding me

like a swarm of bees on a petal

I lost my breath

my scream couldnt pass

the edges of their circle

 

And there you came

with anger they had never seen before

with power shaking the ground

in silence roaring like a lion

you threw yourself in

a den and pulled me out

 

but you didn’t survive . you didn’t survive it

They tore your clothes in pieces

Pierced your body like a dough

Smiling at the dripping

Of your blood

 

You let them lock you up

In the cage

Breathless lying on the ground

You let them smile

 

Then I knew I was next

To lie on that ground

 

But it wasn’t long

And you woke up

Woke up with strenghth like never before

Then there, there

They knew that they could

Never defeat you

For you are

Undefeatable , unshakable, unbeatable

And unshakable

THANK YOU FOR THE CROSS

Angel Phionah Ampurire is a law student at the  University of Rwanda

 

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