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mothers wept

& the hooligans came
they came
an angry swam of locusts
spraying the venom
upon the green leaves
of unguarded cities
pitched upon the north pole
of the niger world;

& the sharp cries
came from broken mortals

ah, everywhere
pregnant women
& unborn babies cut
off from umbilical likks

& the sharp cries
are still heard
mothers wept
as the gray-haired
kiss the cruel tombs

for the hooligans must perform
the cruel duties
of the masters
the gods of the land
from dusk to dawn
& to dusk
again & again
in this civilised city of africa.

Copyright © Canny Amah

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  1. Date: 4/20/2011 2:52:00 PM
    Such trouble where you are so sad, in the film I saw it seems many feel they wish NO OIL was there if it was to ruin and rape your land so! Light & Love