By Usha Roopnarain

Poems for a Better World: Stop this rape in Ukraine

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Gruesome rape and torment in Ukraine
Causing women and children agonising pain.
Horrific headlines curdles one to the bone.
Russian soldiers have no hearts of their own.
Can’t they leave the innocent alone?
Women like prisoners tied to a chain,
Gory details of Women and babies raped
There’s no escape.
Only pain.
Bodies of women and children everywhere.
Rape is a weapon of war.
The innocent have no sword or spear.
Only the bloody scar.
Soldiers strangle them with hatred,
Is this why you were created?
Innocent lives are wasted.
There’s nothing sacred.
How can this evil be tolerated?


About Usha

Dr. Usha Roopnarain is the former MP in the National Assembly RSA

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Dismantling the war machine

Welcome to the September issue of The Gordian.

In this issue we are focussing on war. I was going to add “and the futility of it”, but ‘futility’ is far from the right word. No, war is not futile. It too is a nail, and allowed to be, it may well be the last nail in our collective coffin.

This issue offers the usual mix of politics, interviews and culture by UN-aligneders across the world, including Ruby Goldenberg, Carla Pietrobattista, Katharina Wüstnienhaus, Victoria Davila, Partho Chatterjee and Nick Hautamaki, Usha Roopnarain and Omar Alansari-Kreger

The editors are Adrian Liberto and Ariana Yekrangi.

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