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Arise Africa

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Arise Africa

Arise shine Africa, arise
Awake sleeping giant of the universe
Shine your utter light to illuminate
The dark edges of your continent
Break away from the Traders’ fetters and chains of drill
Thunder your voice from the top hill
Though the beads of your sweat and tears
Tickles down like the oil that quenches the thirsty engines
 A smile of the rising sun wipes your weep
Caused by the Masters’ stroke and whip
Those writhe and pains bred generational scars
But remember to carry in your head the scrolls
Africa, a beautiful bride that have come of age
Craftily adorned with bracelet of gold and diamond baggage.

A poem by  Uche Ken Okologo 

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  1. Date: 5/19/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Okologo, Congratulations on your Featured Poem of the week. Take Care *Linda

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 11:27:00 AM
    Okologo, I formally welcome you to this uplifting and prestigious drama free zone. I strongly support Skat's POV. I'm impressed with this your write. Thanks for your kind comment on my recent post.~A.O

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:03:00 PM
    Okologo, ;-) Wishing you a nice warm welcome to the Poetry Soup. I hope you find this community to be one of the best. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself! If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please feel free and look me up by clicking on my name anytime you see it. HUGS <3 from your newest friend ~*~SKAT"

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 4:42:00 AM
    Arise Africa is a poem to stir up the potentials and ingenuity in Africans.