IT'S A HEARTBREAKING LIFE

Tumanjong Miranda
Posted September 21, 2019 from Cameroon

There is nothing as dreadful watching yourself stand in the valley of the shadow of death. Watching your life at the mercy of others, not knowing if you will be dead or alive in with every passing second.  

It's a dreadful and depressing life when you wake up every morning with uncertainty. Not sure of stepping your foot out of your own doorsteps without being caught in the crossfire. 

It's deprrssing for you to have run away from your own home and have become a wanderer because yoir home is no longer safe.

It's hurting to wake up everyday to find the lifeless bodies of your own beloved ones and you really don't have anything to say.

It's scary to get panick attacks every moment a pin drops because you never know when to expect the sound of the gun.

It's painful to wake up being "happy" for a bright day but the next minute becomes bleak and dreary.

That is just a vivid description of the situation in my beloved homeland Cameroon. 

I remember growing up in a peaceful country. I used to hear about war, but all I experienced at that moment was just a curfew.

Hmmm but some few years down the lane, I find myself running away to "safety"... only if there's anywhere called safe. I wake up everyday traumatized and every passing moment worse than the previous. 

I weep every day because a woman and her child have been shot dead by a man born of a woman... what a heartless thing to do.

What pains me most is the fact that men in authority sit and watch fellow human beings murdered and slaughtered like sacrificial lambs. Women not even given the chance to stand up for themselves. 

Pride and greed have gripped the people in authority and they will not humble themselves to listen to the opinion of women because they think a woman's opinion does not count.

It's time for men to step back and give women the chance to bring that peace we need. It's high time the male folk realized they can no longer handle the trouble of Cameroon and bring in women for this course.

In the midst of the crisis, women and their children are those who suffer most. They are caught in a crossfire all the times, still, no one listens to their cry. 

Fellow Cameroonian women, we have cried enough, we have suffered enough. If the men in authority will not listen to our calm voices, then it's time we raise our voices to a higher tone.

Peace is what we need 

Peace  is what we deserve 

Peace is what shpuld prevail. 

This story was submitted in response to Peace for Cameroon.

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Anita Shrestha
Sep 21
Sep 21

Dear Tumanjong Miranda
It is very hard to believe about Camroon situation, please be safe, and I pray for your safe.
Plz update more again and again.

Tumanjong Miranda
Sep 24
Sep 24

Dear Anita, thank you so much!

Anita Shrestha
Sep 24
Sep 24

Welcome dear

Jill Langhus
Sep 21
Sep 21

Hear, hear Miranda!

No truer words have ever been spoken. Sending love, light and prayers to your lovely homeland in the hope to help restore it to its former glory and peace!

XX

Tumanjong Miranda
Sep 24
Sep 24

Dear Jill,
thank you for your words of encouragement. We really need your prayers.

Jill Langhus
Sep 25
Sep 25

You're very welcome, dear:-)

Please stay safe, and strong!

XX

Lisbeth
Sep 21
Sep 21

Hello,
I relate to your situation. Growing up in one city in Ghana here call Bawku was a forced to reckon with.
We once had these ethnic conflict and as a kid it was not easy at all. My late Dad was a victim. He went to war and was shot on his upper leg. However, he survived years after his death.

So I really empathize seriously with you. And it's very true that we the kids and women suffer most in these situations. Thanks for sharing and take good care of yourself.
Regards

Tumanjong Miranda
Sep 24
Sep 24

Dear Lisbeth,
I am really grateful for your kind words.
Thank you!
hope you are doing ok?

Lisbeth
Sep 24
Sep 24

I am doing just fine :-).
Thanks dear.

Ndongmanji Eunice
Sep 21
Sep 21

Dear Miranda
Really a disheartening situation our country is in today. In the little way we can, we need to stand for peace, pursue peace just so it prevails.

Tumanjong Miranda
Sep 24
Sep 24

Dear Eunice,
We keep on hoping and praying things become better.
Thanks for your words of encouragement.

Gwei Mainsah
Sep 22
Sep 22

Really heartbreaking situation in Cameroon. We need to join hands together as a family to fight the evil that has come into our communities and is destroying the peace that has ever reigned among us. Well we may not only look at what others have been doing but join hand-in-hand and give the good news of peace through education for ourselves and the future generation

Tumanjong Miranda
Sep 24
Sep 24

Dear Mainsah,
You are correct.
Thank you.

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Miranda,
Please know that many are with you in heart and spirit, and trying to get international attention to what you are going though.

Tumanjong Miranda
Sep 24
Sep 24

Dear sister Tamarack,
Thank you for being there with us.

Dear Miranda,

I weep with you. :'( This is really painful to experience. Hugs, dear. I know nothing I can write can change the situation there. I'm praying for you Cameroonian sisters. How do we make this end? :(

Stay brave and strong to all of you there.

Tumanjong Miranda
Sep 24
Sep 24

Dear Karen, thank you for the soothing words and I receive the hugs.
I am really grateful to know that I have sisters all over the world who share in our pain.

Hello, Miranda dear,

You're welcome. You're a gifted writer. Please keep using that gift for yourself, for Cameroon, and for all women. We are grateful that you are on World Pulse, too. Hugs!