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When Everything Good is Killed
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Monday, January 02, 2006
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The last line of Eileen's poem of "Morality and Marriage Dying" inspired me to write this poem to show how these two M's and many more have already been killed at this end. I think the two stories are different but still I find the last line strong enough to push me write this. I try to portray the situation of the Somalis who have made deviations from the normal path of morality and sound ethics of survivl as a result of the war. People have lost everything they knew to be good and are not getting any emotional support to cope with the situation. So many of them have lost hope over and are adjusting themselves to the new situation by accepting bad things as being good. It is like a tree which used to bear sweet fruits but, with the bitterness of time, has changed the taste of its fruits or has transformed some of its leaves into thorns as a way of reducing transpiration or losing docility to become aggressive to a hostile environment. When everything you knew to be good is destroyed you automatically become blind and shall be guided by the whistle of the raging winds of terror and anarchy. You sometimes seek help from where you can never get any support. You can be likened to a fisherman in his futile attempt to sail in the desert wishing to catch some fish from under the sand.

In my country many good things have died
People have certainly lost sight with life
They have been driven to margins of insanity
They have adapted anti-social behaviors
That is the only way they wish to socialize

In my country many good things have died
People have certainly seen their hope shattered
They have been driven to margins of despair
They are walking on the shadows of danger
That is the only way they wish to get

In my country many good things have died
People have certainly got shaken in the base
They have been driven to the margins of madness
They are leaning on *BOOC BOOC sticks
That is the only way they wish to regain balance

BOOC BOOC is a Somali shrub plantation grown on the sandy streets of Mogadishu. It has long stiks which break into two halves soon as you touch them. Suppose these booc booc trees are tribhalism do you think they will ever take us anywhere. No. They can only take us to where man started life in the ancient primitive ages. Oh When everything good is killed!

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Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii)
As always Brother Abdi-Noor if you do one thing well it is to feel, to write, to hope and to inspire. Stay strong. Peace, love, and blessings are wished for you and yours. Mikii
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A most compelling statement, Abdi-Noor. Thank you. Love, peace, and strength to you.

Reviewed by E T Waldron
Abdi Noor, I thank God for your love and concern that your country and all of its people would be given the hope of a bright new future! I pray it will happen one day soon,and you will never give up your hopes dreams and prayers. God bless you and all you do for the betterment of Somalia!

Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A truly sad and heartbreaking story, Abdi-Noor, and you tell it extremely well.
Reviewed by J M
Humanity is morally bankrupt. Many nations and peoples have lost the center of goodness and care. While they watch their cities decay in despair. This is powerful thank you for posting it here at authors den.
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