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Day: September 8, 2021

Jean Justice

Khartoum, Sudan
And Lubna Ahmed
Stopped for a bite
Before time for bed.

With a dozen or so
Of her closest of friends -
An evening of eating
No danger portends

When the shadows produced
The Sahrian Police 
Who shouted out orders,
“Desist, you must cease!”

The girls rounded up
They were taken away
And charged with a crime
Of indecent display.

They were all wearing pants,
Not a thing girls can do -
If you’re Sudanese-bound
There’s a punishment due.

Forty lashes they’ll get
‘Til they bleed and they squeal –
From fashion faux pas
To justice surreal.
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