why is it you are sleeping?
Do you know that in Darfur
hundreds remain awake, go hungry, cry for home?
In Matabeleland,
no food is yours
if you happen to support the wrong party and
take care, spies are everywhere
and the brutal force
exerted by the youth brigades
how can you sleep in this situation?

Herod, soldiers and the cribb,
nothing has changed since then?
Flight to Egypt, flight back;
nowhere a place to call "home"?

Angel, you are dreaming
of the goodness of humankind
of eternal peace
and of justice
and of the great banquet of all humanity
Do you think
that your dream
could become true, here?

Fr Wolf Zanorashe Schmidt S. J.