Sebastian Abbo, Freedom for Ukraine, 2022

You, who we used to call
« Little Russia »
You see your sons fall
and your people flee

This big sister
who loved you so
is in fact a dictator
sowing chaos and pain

Is this how
and kinship
have transformed Kiev
your birthplace
into a martyr under attack?

And all its children
with their parents
on the roads of exodus?

To all these innocent people
I dedicate this ode
to the tomorrows
against the mad temptation
of the atom
peace will reign
between men

Kamal Zerdoumi, 2022
English translation, Sebastian Abbo, 2022

Ukraine par Kamal Zerdoumi, en français