by Jennie Joy
Sudan, you are yet young,
But you will grow.
Your legs are very thin and long;
With time, they will stretch to be thick and strong.
Your mind right now often thinks like a child;
In the years to come, it will grow very wise.
And your heart, today, is imprisoned by fear,
But a day is coming when your heart will be free,
In truth and purity.
Commitment to all, not just to one.
A heart as large as your nation.
Deep sacrificial love.
Yes, Sudan, today you are young.
But the growth days are coming;
They have already begun.