It is a fate,
that the diversity of 64 tribes is oathed in the Sudd,
not by default.
It’s a tribe’s making,
that the land so loathed bleeds and the people flee,
not God’s fault.
It isn’t a tribe’s sole responsibility,
the effort of networking tribes into a nation by peace,
but a diversity effort.
It’s a citizen’s civic duty
To see any just cause for all the citizens and support.
She/he can’t afford.
Be seated not
when there is someone restlessly sitting and standing.
not when someone cannot freely speak for themselves.
not when your freedom of expression demands justice for itself.
not because you are wanted there but because you can be there.
when justice and freedom are not there either to you or to them.
When we are all there for us: the beauty of diversity will be there.
By Kang JJ
Kang JJ is a South Sudanese freedom activist and artist (of the independence fame song ‘We Are Free At Last’!)