Today I post Poetry from Hell Part 3, as I await a phone call from a Judge in a Miami Court. The Judge is calling me to testify as an expert witness for the asylum case of a gay man from Kenya who is being held in detention in an immigration facility in Florida. If this man does not receive a grant of asylum here to the United States, his return to Kenya, under his circumstances most certainly can lead to serious assault and torture and possibly even death! When hope dwindles and despair sets in, the pain of persecution demands our collective attention and our action. May these words from Hell touch you and ignite the fire in you too!
From the feeling of MISTREATMENT to getting FRUSTRATED and HEATED!Its evident,We are whippedSlaughteredStabbedSet on fireThey watch us burn to AshesRight in the burning flames,We repeatedly scream;Help. Help. Help…Help. Help. Help…They are administering our misery!Speaking a 1000 languages with evidenceThinking they would comprehendBut our voices echo towards usCompletely faded!The power of invisibility is cruelNever hugged andaccepted for who we areYou only hear furious Questions;“Why would you leave your home to this kind of suffering?”Dear homophobia,Who chooses death?Who would wish to live in shadows?Chained for who they are?Why expound everything according to your opinions?Broken as we are,How do we sort through problems of our miserable lives?With all our passion,left in doubtTrying to summon tears while experiencing a droughtWhere should birds fly after the last sky?Sincerely;KAPlease visit African HRC’s website at http://www.AfricanHRC.org and note we are accepting such needed donations at www.AfricanHRC.org/donate.
700 LGBTQI refugees remain stuck in Kenya, caught in a quagmire caused by a combination of complex issues, to include the USA reduction in refugee numbers by Trump administration, and the ineptness of the hostile host government of Kenya.