Ihorere Burundi

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I laid my head on the top of my house
And started to count the stars
For every soul we have lost
1,2,3,4,5 I took a deep breathe
5 deaths are enough, told myself
But the stars were still shining
I closed my eyes , opened them again
6,7…30 I can’t breathe anymore
How did we dare??

I stood up,wondered if the sun will rise
I couldn’t stand to see the stars shining
I couldn’t stand the truth
We have lost many than we think
40,50,60,…. hundreds
I light up my candle and went inside of my house
To pray for the sun to rise

JI

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