I may not have seen war,

But I have been in crisis.

I may not have fought,

But I have surely fled.

I may not have held guns,

But I have heard bullets.

I may not have thrown bombs,

But I have picked up the pieces.

I may not have buried children

But I have wept with mothers.

I may not be starving,

But I have offered relief.

I may not be a party,

But surely I am a witness.

I may not have an answer,

But I know war brings only grief.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Written in protest of the Crises in Darfur, Sudan and in the Congo, as well as the violence in Jos, Nigeria.



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