You scattered children of Sudan,
All over the world,
Let us come together,
Let us join hands,
It is high time now we unite,
The enemy is finishing our people,
By deliberate aerial bombardments,
Against our citizens.
Let us struggle for the New Sudan,
A New Sudan that belongs to all,
Africans and non-Africans,
Short people and tall,
Christians and non-Christians,
Big people and small,
A new Sudan where everybody should play a role.
The country is so wide,
We still can achieve it,
From Abyei to Torit,
From Jubaal Tulashi,
Up to Nimule,
From far east,
Up to the west,
We will not leave out,
Any piece of land belonging to us,
There is nothing we will discuss,
Because the whole land belongs to us,
We will not take what is not ours,
And we will not leave with them what is not theirs.
Akol Meyan Kuol
21 August, 2000
Note: This is from my first book entitled ‘The Sun Will be Rising’ which was published for the first time in 2001 by the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya. The second edition was published in 2003 by Apex Publishing Ltd, Essex, England. This poem is relevant to what is happening now in Darfur.