This is South Sudan

This is South Sudan

A Poem by Joseph Eluzai

Reflections on the long drawn resolution of outstanding issues about South Sudan's peace deal.


A whirlwind of mediation

Yet a mirage of expiation

A dogged peace deal

Badgered like a beggar’s meal

The wheels have ground to a halt

Freedom has lost its salt

Another round with a spill

A grist to the spoiler’s mill

This point we still miss

Even after the Pope’s kiss

The Vatican prays for saints

Like a broad brush that paints

It instead gets thorns

With long, long horns

A Prophet hurdles from Nigeria

To shore up the Ave Maria

Compromise, rings the message

No decorum, just a passage

All avenues dangling hollow

God has no one to follow

This is South Sudan!






Joseph Mogga

© 2020 Joseph Eluzai

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Added on February 17, 2020
Last Updated on February 17, 2020


  Joseph Eluzai
Joseph Eluzai

Juba, South Sudan, East Africa, Sudan

I love to go by the pen-name of Ayeko Waraka. I write what I like.............. more..