Peace is coming somehow someday (Northwest and Southwest of Cameroon)

Antonia Bih
Posted October 29, 2019 from Cameroon
Peace is coming somehow someday
Longing for peace

After hearing things that have happened. After seeing things happened, and after seeing the pains and imagine what pain people have gone through especially their last moments with a gun pointed at them or a knife used on them following the crisis in camerCam, I only cry and at times ask "how many more need to go" (the question you and I cannot answer). After all these inner tourture, I console myself with my designed words "peace is coming somehow someday". 

For me peace in Cameroon will mean;

1. That day our husbands will not be running for their lives for being the targets. 

2. The time our children will move around comfortable without our hearts falling off as parents.

3.  Peace for me as well will be when instead of hearing the sound of gun and explosives regularly, we will hear sounds of fireworks on the eve to Christmas and New year.

4. Peace will be when my fellow sisters and myself will be free to go to the farm, business places and take care of our precious families without any fear of the unknown due to the very unpredictable nature of the crisis.

*As as advocate of persons with disabilities, I feel for our own persons we stand for. Last year someone on wheelchair was shoot... May his soul rest in peace* I fear for the deaf and the visually impaired.. Who do not hear when and where to run to respectively when it's time to run.

Schools have not been going on, hospitals are getting full, mortuaries are getting full, cemeteries are so busy these days.... Nevertheless, we Still courageous and hopeful to say "peace is coming somehow someday"

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Hello, dear Antonia,

Your message is brings hope without forsaking the current reality in Cameroon. Oh, we cry for peace with you!

Every time we read stories from our Cameroonian sisters on the violence they witnessed or faced, our hearts are broken a million pieces.

Like you, we hope for peace someday, but we also hope that that someday will be today.

By the way, your piece can be a great entry for this call for stories: https://www.worldpulse.com/raise-your-voice/peace-for-cameroon

Thank you for sharing!

Antonia Bih
Nov 25
Nov 25

Hello dear sister. Thanks for the directives and great wordings you bring on.
Greetings from Cameroon

You're welcome, dear! Hugs from the Philippines.

Tarke Edith
Oct 29
Oct 29

Yes sister it will surely come enough is enough .
We are sick and tired of every think .
Thank you dear

Antonia Bih
Nov 25
Nov 25

Hello Edith dear we just keep hoping to one day and soon to do our things normally like humans should.

Lisbeth
Oct 29
Oct 29

Hi Antonia,
I sincerely pray for peace everyday for your country. Peace surely is on it way.
How are you? I hope you are safe? Keep taking care.
Regards

Antonia Bih
Nov 25
Nov 25

Hi Lisbeth thanks for the concern. I am safe but traumatized about what is happening to others.
Much love dear sis

Lisbeth
Nov 25
Nov 25

Oh poor you :-(
Take care of yourself.
Regards

Jill Langhus
Oct 30
Oct 30

Hello Dear Antonia,

Thanks for sharing your update on the Cameroonian crisis. Indeed, how many more people need to die before justice prevails. I'm glad that you are remaining hopeful. Peace to you, your family, all our sisters, their families, all the Anglophones, and your beautiful country, dear!

XX

Antonia Bih
Nov 25
Nov 25

Thanks so much dear Jill.. The joy will for sure come on one day

Jill Langhus
Nov 25
Nov 25

You're very welcome, dear:-)

Yes! I hope so... soon!

XX

Anita Shrestha
Oct 30
Oct 30

Dear Sister
I pray for Camroon peace.

Antonia Bih
Nov 25
Nov 25

Hello Anita dear.
We really appreciate

Kadi_lokule
Nov 13
Nov 13

Your post harbors alot of heart wrenching truths - thank you for being the voice to those who have no way to amplify theirs.

Antonia Bih
Nov 25
Nov 25

Hi Kadi dear.. Thanks for the nice words. Together we do more.
Blessed day

Qurratulayn Khan
Nov 15
Nov 15

Hi dear,
I can understand the pain and the fear of your's mind and heart, I like the way in which you are still confident and hoping for the best in coming times, but here only one thing is matter; and that is you Faith; which makes you more strong and determinate on your hope.
Love

Antonia Bih
Nov 25
Nov 25

Hello Qurratulayn dear you really got the best way to put it... "What matters is Faith"

Thanks for the positive vibes

Qurratulayn Khan
Nov 25
Nov 25

Believe matter dear
pleasure

Kika Katchunga
Nov 27
Nov 27

I pray to God to listen to your cries, that peace be certain in your country; thank you for sharing with us; I encourage you to continue for the fight against these violence; you will defeat