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Childrens of mother land!
Citizens of mother land!
I call upon you my fellow neighbours!
Hear my concern my fellow neighbours!

We heard reports about your Africans around the globe
Citizens of the world yell like monkeys when they see them
They are likened to mandrill and shown bananas
Africa you portrayed yourself as beggars and inept

Africa! Your children are scatted all over
In pursuit of greener pastures
My brothers let us turn Guns into plowshares 
Africa unite to fight against ailments and poverty  

Poverty is claiming lives of your people
AIDS is robbing lives of our brothers and sisters
Crime is stealing our dignity and our pride 
Citizens of the world have a distorted view of us

Why unite only when there is a feast	
Mother land is bigger than world cup
Mother land is bigger than Africa Day
Africa is a home to all who dwell in Africa

How long shall we blaze with anger against each other
How long it will take us to unite as one nation
How long before we combat prejudice
How long before we combat xenophobia

Who are we fighting people?
Who is our enemy?
Blood is not an ink to paint our mother land's portrait
Africa Unite! We are bigger than civil wars

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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 7:46:00 PM
    Bongani Zungu ,,, congratulations with your poem featured on the soup home page... love it~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 3:44:00 AM
    "Blood is not an ink to paint our mother land's portrait". l couldn`t have put it any better myself. This a powerful clarion call for African unity in diversity , and our dignity as a blessed people. Yes, please spread the gospel!

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 8:20:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Bongani. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 3:41:00 AM
    Bongani, welcome you to the P-Soup! You write very well, I like your poem. - Hope you'll have great pleasure in sharing your thoughts and poems here with us. Looking forward to reading more of your poems. Have a nice week. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)