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Inspired by Samia Yusef Omar & Giuseppe Catozzella


Samia Yusef Omar faster faster faster faster

How you flew
Running while chained you maintained
every hope as you trained
your eyes on the pinnacle
The Olympics
Inspired, some would say even mystic
Your name is a mantra for all women oppressed
The nature and means in which you went about your quest
can only attest to your grandeur
How you flew
Radiating star
Shooting through the darkness look down
shine the path to take
lead on we will come
Won’t forget
Radiate you star
burnin’ brightly for the masses
Look down and please
light the road ahead
Lead on we will come
I’ve read that you were a
joyous girl
Though they called you a corrupted one bright sun
Condemned for the sin of standing out
when that’s what being a star is all about
Going about your business
with dignity a sense of humour as you tried
for your family for yourself to
find a way to live a life away
from the blunt edge of that blade
You stayed

in that Stateless Society born in 1991
just like you and just like you it too died young
It had not so much to do with anarchy as with insanity
While it left behind chaos, death and pain
you were left a heroine unsung
yet you lit a light that still is hung
What a journey to undertake
Now that took guts that took heart
The cuts you had to endure on the way indelibly imprinted
on that fresh start
Somalia to
Sudan to
arrived in Tripoli then
headed for Europe entry by Italy almost there the very last leg...

Samia Yusef Omar faster faster faster faster


released January 1, 2017



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