Nadia Murad

Published on . Posted in Asylum seeker, Blog, Refugee

In honour of World Refugee Day 2016, we present an original poem by Saleban (name changed), a refugee from an African country and a graduate of our Voices for Protection advocacy traineeship. Saleban pays tribute to Nadia Murad, a Yazidi refugee, rights activist and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Through this poem, he seeks to highlight the struggle for survival of cultural and religious minorities around the world, and especially women, who often bear the brunt of war and hardship.

From Sinjar to Mosul.

From Mosul to Baghdad.

SHE was the one

Who had the guts

To expose the nuts;

The ISIS thugs; twenty first century’s shame.

That’s why, with her

GLORY’s got another name:

NADIA MURAD

 

From Sinjar to Mosul.

From Mosul to Baghdad.

It was SHE

Who freed us all

When she began to tell;

Who sent the stains

[That kill, rape and maim]

Into deserved hell

of degrading shame.

And who around

The beast’s neck

Hung a bell.

That’s why, with her

Honour, as well

Has got another name:

NADIA MURAD

 

When SHE pointed out

Her finger at

The lowest outlaws,

Raising up the call,

She dug a hole in the silence wall.

She cut the sword with a rose.

Long-living women’s cause.

Making the raped

Victorious of all.

 

SHE put her shoes

On her rapist’s head.

It was SHE who won

In the end.

The one to send

Her and our foes

Into deserved hell.

The one to dwell

In a heaven of a peaceful soul.

That’s why,

No one to let down

Or to sell:

NADIA MURAD

 

How many Nadia Murads, as victims

Do we have around the world?

How many Nadia Murads, as fighters

Do we have around the world?

What should be done for CHANGE?

If we, the World, look

into our eyes in the mirror,

Take action,

And give the proper answers.

Then we will be the VICTOR.

That’s why, GLORY

And HONOUR,

As the same,

Have got a joint name:

NADIA MURAD

 

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