Somaliland: SONG for SHEIKH ASHIR

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In the memory of Sheikh Ashir Maadoow Mahad and to Mohammed Haji Mukhtar poet Natty Mark samuels has the below song

Somalilandsun – If I could have sat,
At the feet of the sheikh of my choice –
It would have been those of Sheikh Ashir.
If I should ever journey,
To a sacred sepulchre:
It will be to the resting place of Sheikh Ashir.

They needed him then.
You know we need him now.

To have sat and received the jewels,
Flowing from his mouth –
Letting them sparkle in my head.

He spoke of the treasure of peace,
The wealth to be gained by it –
Dignity for you and I.

Peace carries more gems than war,
Enrichment for all –
Golden handshake of humanity.

If I could have sat,
At the feet of the sheikh of my choice –
It would have been those of Sheikh Ashir.
If I should ever journey
To a sacred sepulchre:
It will be to the resting place of Sheikh Ashir.

They needed him then.
You know we need him now.

© Natty Mark Samuels, 2015. African School.

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