Saturday, 27 February 2021

Peace - Kewulay Kamara

Good evening people,
Good evening people

I tell you
Heed not the foolish talk of today.
Sweet words and truth are not the same

Peace!
Peace is hard to achieve
But peace is better than all.

Words are serious
Words do not rot
Words do not rust
Peace!

We come in words
We go in words
What is said
Is done
What is done
Is said
Peace!

Good deeds
Follow good words;
Goodness from goodness;
Strength from strength
Let it be

Come in peace
Go in peace
Let it be.

Kewulay Kamara (20th century) Sierra Leone
Translated by the author
Source: The Stones of Civilaization, People's Poetry Gathering, 2006

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