Nassy Fesharaki

(Dec 29 / Iran)

Rwandan Genocide


In this day
Anniversary of genocide
I swear he is Hutu

Came to us from Congo
“Escapee, refugee”
In Russia
A black among whites
Prey for Skinheads

He claimed:
“I fled of my kind”
And went on, “For helping the Tutsis”

We helped him honestly
As you help the Polish
For saving the Jewish

But in me, deep inside
I have dreams and nightmares
“You have helped a criminal”

He’s living in comfort
New land, in Finland

This is pain when you work
With mankind, UNHCR
You have a say and a word.

Was I kind, forgiving?
Am I part of a crime?

Submitted: Monday, April 07, 2014
Edited: Monday, April 07, 2014

Topic(s): history


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  • Babatunde Aremu (4/7/2014 7:10:00 AM)

    Well captured. Thank you for this contribution on one one of the greatest tradies of our time. To save individuals from death is sanctioned by heaven. Great work, bravo! (Report) Reply

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