THE WAR IS ON...

Tumanjong Miranda
Posted February 16, 2020 from Cameroon
We need humans and not weapons.
With humans we can communicate, with weapons we can only destroy. With humans we can lean on each other for support, but weapons will never feel our pains. We do not need weapons, we need human beings.

The war is on, and we are in woe. Our homes are deserted, and we run into holes like moles seeking for homes.

The war is on, our soles are hurt, and it pierces deep into our souls. With every passing moment, we keep the faith, but it fades with the loss of a loved one.

The war is on and we hang on hope, but we live in horror coz we don’t even know who’s a friend or a foe.

The war is on, our hopes are cold, and our hearts are sore. With the break of day, we fear to wake coz it pains to see a brain blown away and yet another man is gone.

The war is on, our daughters are motherless, our sons are fatherless, and our babies have picked up arms.

The war is on, our mothers are widows, our fathers’ lives have no value and bloodshed means nothing to anyone.

The war is on, the blood of our children crying to mother earth.  Mother earth is weeping for she is saturated with blood.

The war is on, our sisters are raped, our brothers are endangered, and our families are scattered.

The war is on, our mothers now bury their husbands and children, they must be mothers and fathers all by themselves.  

 The war is on, our girls have become prostitute, and our boys have become armed robbers.

The war is on, the bushes have become home for humans and even our homes are no shelter for animals.

The war is on, our lives are in pieces, our peace is deceased, and we live in the sea of our tears.

What happens when the war is over?  :-( 

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TataWirba
Feb 16
Feb 16

Hi Tumanjong.
Thank you for sharing. It is very sad as the genocide is unbearable in English speaking Cameroon. I still don't see why the world is silent , now women and children being killed on daily bases. Children who are victims remain helpless.
Please I think is time we unit our energy and say no to genocide.
I look forward to be reading more from you.

Love and blessings ❤️❤️❤️
Tata

Tumanjong Miranda
Feb 19
Feb 19

Dear Tata,
Thank you for your encouragement. In deed, we need to stand up against what is going on in our nation. It's really reaping us apart.
Hope you are doing okay today.
:-)

TataWirba
Feb 19
Feb 19

Right on Miranda we have to raise of voices and put an to all the atrocities committed by the parties concerned. We should keep crying to the world and one day we shall have the peace we deserve. "The world is pregnant" "God is watching and will soon put an end to all atrocities"

"Team spirit is the key"
Love and blessings
Tata

maeann
Feb 16
Feb 16

The war will not be over as long as there are insecure people in our society Tumanjong. How sad... words are not enough. What can we do now?....

Tumanjong Miranda
Feb 19
Feb 19

Dear Maeann,
You are right, words are not enough, but at times the best way we can express our hurt is through words. However, we still continue to stand for peace, we continue to be advocates of peace. That's the best way we can contribute in this whole trouble.

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 17
Feb 17

#END THE WAR#
#PEACE IS PRICELESS#

Tumanjong Miranda
Feb 19
Feb 19

Yes my dear sister Noel, we stand for peace.

Anita Shrestha
Feb 18
Feb 18

Thank you for sharing

Hello, love.

Ouch! How heartbreaking the effects of war are. I admire you for expressing this confusion, anger, and desperation into words. How strong and brave you Cameroonians are. We stand with you. I hope the whole world would help end this. It's too much already.

Tumanjong Miranda
Feb 19
Feb 19

Dear Karen,
Thanks for your kind words. Thank you for standing with us. We will cry out till the whole world hears us and come to our aid. We are tired of the bloodshed.
Hope you're doing great!

You are welcome, my dear. My heart is crying, too. Please stay safe, dear sister. Praying for you and Cameroon. Love and hugs.

Ekitah
Feb 18
Feb 18

Hi Miranda!
Thank you for this brave piece. Its so sad you know but we have no choice as we live it each day. Lets keep raising our voices. The earlier the international body looks at this problem the better it will be for our country. Thanks for sharing.

Tumanjong Miranda
Feb 19
Feb 19

Hello Ekitah,
I know we shall overcome one day. We will not keep silent till our peace is restored.
Hope you are doing OK!

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 19
Feb 19

This was has to be stopped so we can regain our homes and lost dignity. We are tired of living like moles in holes

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 19
Feb 19

This senseless war should end so we can return yo our homes and regain our dignity and lives we are tired of living in holes like moles

Tumanjong Miranda
Feb 19
Feb 19

More than ever before, we need to go back home.

Felicitas Wung
Feb 19
Feb 19

Hi Miranda,
It's a sad situation in Cameroon. Thanks for pointing this out and sharing with us. We hope for the best

Tumanjong Miranda
Feb 19
Feb 19

Hi Felicitas, we hope the best comes soonest. Everyday a life is wasted. We have ran out of tears.
:-(
Hope you are doing okay!

Felicitas Wung
Feb 20
Feb 20

Yes dear I'm ok. Hope you too?
Have a blessed day.

Tarke Edith
Feb 19
Feb 19

Hello Miranda
It is tereble dear
Where are we going to
I am sick and tier of it .
Our business is grounded and to have just food is not just easy.
Well let keep on praying.

Tumanjong Miranda
Mar 03
Mar 03

We shall overcome some day. Though the storms a grave, we shall survive.
Hope you are doing ok!

laison sylvie
Feb 20
Feb 20

Human life has lost its value as you walk and see dead bodies, lithered the streets. We cry out for help as our children have become targets. There is still God my sister, tears have gone try.

Tumanjong Miranda
Mar 03
Mar 03

Dear sister,
Everything will fall in place ine day.
We shall see that bright light at the end of the tunnel.
Hope you are having a great day!

Mercy Vernyuy Munyuy

Hi Miranda.
It is sad to see what is happening to us in our country.it is certain that one day things will change .but what is sure is that,we cannot stay in silence..thank you for raising your voice.let keep clamouring for peace

Tumanjong Miranda
Mar 03
Mar 03

Hi Mercy,
We definitely will cry and wail till something is done.
How are you today?

lizzymark
Feb 22
Feb 22

Hi sis,its okay expressing this pain in such a way you did. War is never and should never be an option, how are you doing,are you safe? I hope it all ends soon the world is just in chaos but we should not give up,be strong cos better days are ahead. Thanks for shearing.

Tumanjong Miranda
Mar 03
Mar 03

Hi sister,
Thanks for your encouraging and soulful words.
I am safe, thank you.
Hope you are doing great as well?

lizzymark
Mar 03
Mar 03

Am well thanks, we are sisters anytime and will support each other anytime.

Myra Tambor
Mar 01
Mar 01

My heart bleeds while reading your write up. I have heard this kind of story from our sisters in war-torn areas in my country and oftentimes im speechless. Thank you for sharing.

Tumanjong Miranda
Mar 03
Mar 03

You're welcome sister.
It's really gruesome, but I am still hopeful.
How are you?