NOT MY AFRICA

4 Dec

This land of corrupt politicians

Rubbing Bellies full of stolen funds

Looting without a care

Killing with no remorse

Stoning gays, jailing Trans

This land full of Hate

Poverty and Ignorance

This is not my Africa

My Africa gives a reminiscence glow

Of Love so tolerant

Hospitality so warm

It embraced foreigners

Puts a roof over their heads

My Africa fed them

Africa of whom I sang odes

Loved without reservation

Gave without hesitation

Your hate is UnAfrican

Corrective rape is UnAfrican

Homophobia is UnAfrican

Intolerance is UnAfrican

Looting is UnAfrican

Genocide is UnAfrican

Ignorance is UnAfican!

From your greedy hate filled hands

We shall wrench back our Africa

Make it once again

The land of Love

Where Rainbow shines without Fear!

NOT MY AFRICA- BY©YEMISI ILESANMI, 27 Nov, 2012

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2 Responses to “NOT MY AFRICA”

  1. Northpamet December 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Beautiful poem — it brought tears to my eyes. Isn’t that what everyone wants for their native land (and their adopted land as well)?

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