Uganda Martyrs’ Day Poem by John Michael Edoru

Uganda Martyrs’ Day Poem

The third of June every year

Marks the day when with no fear

The forty five martyrs of faith

 Faced the wrath of their death

Receiving no mercy from their burners

But held high Christian banners.


Namugongo shrines stand still

As testimony to those who fill

The grounds annually to see

The ash that makes the sea

Of faces wonder what hearts

Those brethren had to bear the hurt.


 Pilgrims trek, drive and fly distances

To share experiences of instances

Of martyrdom in our land,

But our own belles and lads

Fill the Basilica with sinister intentions

Their pilgrimage  perverse in dimension.


John Michael Edoru -Uganda