Integration: Our Last Hope
by Abdi-Noor Haji Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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In a seminar we held today at the Smålands kulturparken in Vaxjo Sweden, Somali women have recommended the dire need to establish sound working relationship among the Somalis in Sweden while at the same time calling Somalis to make better adjustment in their new life. To save and rebuild Somalia, the Somali Diaspora is a force to reckon with. But first, they said, we must be a functional community, not groups scattered here and there who are counted as missing despite they exist in large numbers.
Only when we help ourselves in the Diaspora and function as one Somali community, they said, can we help our people back home, adding that we can expect respect only when respect others religions and cultures. Individual groups divided by clans cannot make a community, saying that such groups can only add fuel to the fire of clan hatred, disorientation and disintegration of Somalis both at home and abroad.
We are a community without a community
We are everywhere without being no
Too big we are in size and volume
But too small indeed to be visible
Within the abundance of space
We lack any space of our own
We are the whistle not the wind
We are the whisper not the word
We are stuck in sands of conflict
Our past is blocking us to proceed
We are a disintegrated people
Integration is our last hope
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|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Well written indeed sweet man..please stay safe and well OK..Hugsss,much love too you and your family....|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|we can expect respect only when we respect others religions and cultures.
How so very true, for each and every one of us.
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|Indeed, you are so right, my friend. There must be a united group of people who believe that your country, your ideals and your survival is worth defending on whatever scale it takes to reshape it and make it into a place where you and your children can thrive, where you can establish a government that is of, by and for the people. There is a lot of work to be done. The time of waiting for someone to come to the rescue of your people needs to end and together, with the blood of your forefathers rushing through your veins, you need to go forward and make your country your own again. It will be a difficult and worthwhile struggle, but with faith, desire and belief, I know it is possible.
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|"We are the whistle not the wind
We are the whisper not the word"
such fine expression, Abdi-Noor,
and the entire idea and evaluation are worthy;
with you and your enlightened mind and great heart
everything is possible.
|Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
|Well written lines, meaningful and lovely. Thanks.|
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|A very good write, and also true.
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|You are correct, my friend. Well said.|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Such a meaningful message so well expressed through your verses, Abdi-Noor. Love, peace, and best wishes to you, friend.