LIGHT OF AFRICA!

ABUSE

I

Like goods, they’re transported in goods

Like firewood, they are bundled to alien homes

They are things sold in barter trade

Oh Africa!

Oh paths of lives!

II

Like tools, they are used and left

Like the headless, they are shunned in decisions

Like crumbs, they are swept as rubbish

Oh Africa!

Oh paths of lives!

III

Who travels nine moons for humiliation?

Who nurtures a lifetime for ingratitude?

Which light  brights in fright of night for the night?

Oh Africa!

Oh paths of lives!

IV

With paths being blocked and fenced to desert

With paths dug and covered to trap

With paths left weedy with thorns, which legs go through in safety?

Oh Africa!

Oh paths of lives!

V

Wombs of Africa!

Paths with glowing light!

Beautiful eyes of Africa!

These eyes are not for rivers of tears

Rise up! Put up a fight! A fight for freedom!

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

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