Black Poetry : AFRICA ,MY BROKEN SPIRIT

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  1. naija-man

    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The tears of children running down cheeks,
    The flow of blood running against the hands of the corrupt,

    Ill-mannered Politicians with hearts of ice,
    Ill-treated kids with hearts of pain,

    Mothers cry out sounds of anguish,
    Fathers struggling through another day of labour, just to earn 3-square meals
    A day,

    Police given up, to up hold the peace, and protect the people,

    Darkness shadowing the land, the land dry and harsh
    Food snatching the eyes of kids, kids snatching the food,
    Sinister people snatching the kids,
    Lost kids, lost hope lost lives, lost souls.

    Africa’s harmonious voice once echoed through land and sea,
    Now her voice broken and weak. Her beauty, and soulful
    Whispers has now been viciously destroyed by her heartless people,
    Her back stabbing warriors fight the wrong fight,
    Her gifted people dreaming the wrongs dreams,

    Now Africa bleeds inside, in our hearts, but most of us unaware of the scars
    Left upon the land.

    Roots being up ripped out, and then being tossed aside,
    Into nowhere, just a world of emptiness.

    Africa’s rivers struggle to flow with essence and purity,
    But they now flow with corruption, the blood of people good and bad,
    But physically they just flow, either with brown unclean water or
    Just in a small line, the water struggling to burst through.

    For each foot print in the sandy shore of our motherland, a scar
    Is left,

    Slowly like humans the scars will heal over leaving faint marks- a reminder of what we went through, and of what we go through.

    Africa- my home, Africa my roots and heritage, Africa my broken spirit.
     
  2. rahstagal

    rahstagal Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The tribe has indeed been broken...by what?, only you and I would know....
    I like this. stay true

    praise
     
  3. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    beautiful scribe poet...

    you have penned this well


    one.
     
  4. PositiveMindset

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    It makes U wonder what the state of our Mother would be if certain deeds never took place.

    If more of her displaced children weren't so afraid of going back 2 her 2 take care of her & our brothers & sisters, what state would she be in.

    So sad that the majority of us would rather stay where we are continuously mistreated because of the familiarity, but our Mother needs us as we need her.

    I feel your pain, brother, more than U may think.

    Very nice/terrible piece.
     
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