Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Poem for April

On April

 Oh month of April, heart of spring, the emotions you inspire, move me to sing of the fresh and sacrificial nature you bring!

In April, my father and his mother, my grandmother sweetest, were born. And, seven days later, in April, I made my debut in the world, one morn.

Mid April, so unforgiving, deprived me of my mother, an experience I keep reliving.

What of some great leaders of the past ages who, in April, were martyred? Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King, rest in peace with other great sages.

April, month of Easter joy and cheer, marks also the anniversary of the start of the 1994 genocide filled with death and fear.

April, a month of life, death, and rebirth, to me you are the most bittersweet month on Earth.

By Angeline Bandon-Bibum


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