Opinion

21 years were not a joke

By Akol Arop Akol

21 years were not a joke

We now got freedom, enjoy this freedom

But don’t make corruption in anything

Money, food, land and positions

I am just wondering, extremely shaken

My eyes drop tears, when I see and hear

Some folks insulting the susceptible people

Who lost their relatives, wives and husbands

I want to say those 21 years were not a joke

Liberators/soldiers were restless and sleepless

24 hours running defending this beautiful country

21 years were not a joke

We now got a nation, enjoy this nation

But don’t make destruction in anything

Money, food, land and positions

Today we got our freedom, it doesn’t means

To do whatever we like the way we want

Robbing tribalism, killing, innocent people

Drinking alcohol and hating each other

were all not the purpose of liberation

the vision was to have an independent country

that was manifested by greatest victory

the mission is to build this country

then live peacefully, work together and be united

No Bari, Shilluk, Nuer and Dinka, we are one

One people in one nation with unique diversities

This country is not mine, not yours, it is for all

Of course for us all South Sudanese

21 years were not a joke

We now got government, enjoy this government

But don’t make corruption in anything

Money, food, land and positions

Why betraying with greediness and selfishness?

Widows, wounded and orphans are crying

Children have no support, they sleep on streets

In dirty places, they need some food to eat

Clothes to wear and good education

These kinds of children could be taken to school

Tomorrow by tomorrow they become good people

They are learners today and in future will change

They will be our active and positive leaders

Do something little to support them to lessen their needs

Not to answer ‘‘I was not the one who killed your parents’’

I cannot blame you because you were absent during liberation

You were not there during the 21 years suffering

Maybe, got your way to fly to a better place

21 years were not a joke

We now have resources, enjoy these resources

But don’t make corruption in anything

Money, food, land and positions

Don’t not abuse and exploit the poor ones

Everyone must stop such offensive words

Insulting them can bring sorrows back in their hearts

Greet them, salute them and help them with needs

They are children of legends, the heroes and heroines

who offered their lives to suffer and die?

for this beautiful land where we are living today

Don’t betray the martyrs for they didn’t die in vein

21 years were not a joke

We now got power, enjoy that power

But don’t make oppression to anyone

Provide Money, food, land and positions equally

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