Floating above blue skies of five summer suns
Above breezes hanging in no man’s land
Between angels in the sky and presidents on sands
As pirates of Mogadishu choked
From within walls of ruins and leaking boats on sea
Men, women, girls, boys and guns
War screaming for peace.
Beaton Galafa is Malawian writer of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He is a graduate from the University of Malawi, having specialised in French Literature. In 2014, he participated in the Commowealth Creative Nonfiction Writers Workshop that took place in Uganda. His profound love for poetry arises from how embellished word has been used in different times in his country to attack social ills perpetrated by despotic regimes.