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Somali President Jaalle Maxamed Siyaad Barre

Struggle for Somali Script (Somali Poem)


Struggle for Somali Script
I am a bewildered student
Lost in confusion with four books
Haunted by the teacher's cane
Learning other people's languages
From my generation I have lagged
The boys I bettered boast to me
Of their written languages
O Father of my children
My pen weeps and I shed tears
Tell me now what to learn
Tell me now!
Come together it's lid
Come hither good news is here
It's the good day we opened our eyes
A day unforgettable in history
Our language is to be written
It's to have a script
This has been announced today
We must support our Father Siyaad
And indeed the Revolution
And discard foreign languages
From us this is a notice
For all the world to hear
To him who hates our language
Who does not want it to be written
And who thought it impossible
For it to be written
See the way we read it
See how literacy is spread
Watch the fruits of the Revolution
And the literacy campaign
We say with emphasis
Let imperialism lose hope
Let the afminishar
(one with the serrated teeth; i.e., a spreader of rumours)
follow suit
Aas far as we say
With all our ability
We have belief and confidence
In the goal of the caravan
Never to retract is our pledge

Comments (3)add
written by S1l3nt K0 GT , August 05, 2009
The Lieteracy revoulotion of Somalia shocked the world, the entire population learning and entire new script. Verily, Allah willed the Somali's to conquer this challenge. Alhamdulilah we are muslim and may allah keep us so until the day we die.
Who is the author of this inspiring poem?
written by Jeelle , February 13, 2010
A very wonderful site and an inspiring poem. Who wrote this poem? surely, it is not an anonymous poem, someone wrote. He deserves credit.
Afterall, Siyad Barre can still inspire any would-be Somali leader.

written by ay , September 28, 2010
mansha allah, ilahay wadankena hoyo nabad hanogu so celiyo ;(
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