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POETRY

THE HALLELUJAHS OF YOUR WORSHIP

You lure me in with your phantom wealthTo study my formYou use my weaknesses to wrap me around your fingersAnd use your colourless twines to make me your robotForcing me to sell my own…to help you build your estatesYou starved and whipped…and wounded and killed my blood beingsAnd had the effrontery to blame them for […]

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POETRY

WHAT IS FAIR

Feed the cattle back their milk Give the dogs back their barks Hand the silkworms back their silk Give the trees back their barks Put the carnassials back in the mouths of the pride of lions Leave the blind to search their own Zions That’s what’s fair! II Turn time into a truck And drive […]

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POETRY

I AM NOT A SLAVE

I am a product of a nation Which was stung by the bee of slavery That I am But that is centuries ago I was never a slave I acknowledge the pains of my caught brothers and sisters of my ancestors That should not drag me Into caves of self sympathy Wallowing in the dirt […]

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POETRY

ENSLAVEMENT (LENTO)

Hide in the dark and strike to mark Cajole, I am your ultimate fool Show the world the donkey you’ve tamed Ride me like wheels on a comfy stool II Wear me no shoes in the harmattan Give me your best whips to cut in stripes Let the blood ooze to solidify After all, none […]

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AFRICA

TEARS FOR THE DEFILED

Nananom were the Lords When the aliens came as explorers Riches turned their heads around And they aimed to be the kings So Nananom were subdued Isn’t it funny that salt were used as toffees To make our Lords tongue licking children? Isn’t it funny that lone guns were used To make men feel like […]