Ya Bani

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Ya bani Sudan

Ya bani Sudan

Ya bani Sudan

We are dying

Tea cups shatter

Bodies lay lifeless

At the crack of dawn

The call to prayer

Drowned out

By children’s screams

Ya bani Sudan

Ya bani Sudan

Ya bani Sudan

How many more?

I stare at my reflection

Only to see it blurred out by blood

Our protectors

Now our murders

How many more?

Ya bani Sudan

I call out to you

Your green, black, white and red stripes

Cover my face

As I call out to you