FACE OF AFRICA- By W.Warigon

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I see your ancient face,
I feel your burning pain
O, my Africa.
Abused by foreigners, yet stoic and proud
Many a child of yours hunger in the mouth
Your face burnished by poverty and starvation
Caused by your own thoughtless seeds
Your eyes had cried rivers of tears
Like a tree planted by the oasis
You remain strong
The avalanche of your migrating offspring
Who weather through the harsh Saharan heat
In search of new slavery
Have broken your heart
Into a million pieces
While poaching threatens your forestry
Driving away the legacy of centuries’ beauty
Your lined face
Golden black, seared by the shamefulness
Corruption has lipsticked you with
Now your lips are pariah
To those who dangle banana peels
But time is now kind
Your orisons have been heard
A new Africa is born
Slowly, surely and sweetly
A new dawn beckons
Beauty from ashes
Burnished gold shining bright
A toast once again
To those who sang your dirge
who wrote an ode as eulogy
Yes, arise
Shine once again
You are so blessed.


(c)WARIGON2017

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About williwash

A writer, a human rights activist, an adventurer and a poet.
This entry was posted in African, Appreciation, Black Voices, Culture, inspirational, poetry. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to FACE OF AFRICA- By W.Warigon

  1. oldpoet56 says:

    Good piece, good read. I am going to reblog this one for you.

    Like

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