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Wake Up Oh Africa

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Wake Up Oh Africa

With the heavy load you suffer a substance not needed yet drags you cushioning your efforts and deterring your pace, forgetting that the Train is already moving with passengers determined for this journey. Why get so distracted by passers-by focused to catch up? Why are you tossed side to side, putting you each time, a step backwards? Can't you realize that the Train is already moving with passengers determined for this journey? It seems you are the only one left and this is solely your doing with no one to blame and the rest, definitely have no added advantage over you. So stop acting weak cos the Train is already moving with passengers determined for this journey. Wake up oh Africa! you get your independence just to become a volunteer slave. You live in a Mansion yet have no place to sleep. Stop acting like a bucket of Crabs killing each other just to get out and copy the ants united and networking for a common cause. You fight for just a coin underneath the Table. When on it is a box full of this same treasure. Despite knowing how to reach out to its top, you neglect such knowledge and accept conflicts, violence and wars. Settling for good enough is worst than being bad you blow your trumpet when you make a step out of a thousand more. You show unbelievable contentment to mediocrity and under-achievements, but remember this! Half a giant is no giant at all. You have the breast plate of protection and all the arsenals to battle yet you dine with the helms of poverty and embrace the ambassadors of all kinds of infirmities. You walk around naked and seem not to bother oh Africa! Do you exist to actualize all these negativity? An expert of imitation and a professional in copying no wonder no matter your trys you end up as number 2 at best. Because you've neglected the sweetness of your originality. You milk your cattle to nourish the west you harvest your crops to feed foreign stomachs you stand on abundant humus yet your leaves are yellow and dry. Exactly what will happen to the ants if their Queen puts their fate on the lizards is what will befall you not until you wake up oh Africa!

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  1. Date: 5/28/2014 6:34:00 AM
    great poem.Someday we will get to our destination.God bless Africa. Joseph Chukwuma Ahumibe.

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 3:45:00 AM
    great epic Funom brings back a flood of memories ty Shadow x smile hug

    Makama Avatar Funom Makama
    Date: 1/12/2014 4:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a lot Shadown Hamilton
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 4:59:00 PM
    Oh I'm afraid the only ones who are awake are the killers and the users. One thing folks in the developed countries don't get is you can't run away easily, you can't 'get out', move etc. In the USA if we don't or didn't like something we have always just moved! If there are no good roads, you can't even leave? Then what chose is there but to kill or be killed?

    Makama Avatar Funom Makama
    Date: 11/22/2013 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie Guzzi for your sincere comment. I really appreciate it.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 11/21/2013 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's beyond sad the people of the 3rd worlds out number the western worlds but they are kept purposefully weak, yes, someone must be the 'under class' to have an 'upper class'. I have no solutions.
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 4:39:00 PM
    Yes sufffering brings the taste of gall, cultres rise and then they fall, man is the worst enemy of all, his money greed impractical..... when death walks down his hall. l Great leaders needed by us, great faith for the divided, great poetry mate Don

    Makama Avatar Funom Makama
    Date: 11/22/2013 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well said Don...... Truly well said. Man is in fact the enemy of his own self. Thanks for the comment
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 4:38:00 PM
    This is stimualting work! Where are you writing from? Peace & Blessings Matthew Anihs

    Makama Avatar Funom Makama
    Date: 11/22/2013 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Matthew Anish...
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 3:50:00 PM
    I give you a 7 for this beauty, you write about a Country and show us it's humanity, pride, and it's heart and soul, awesome pen you own my dearest, love xxx

    Makama Avatar Funom Makama
    Date: 11/22/2013 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a lot Mystic Rose
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 1:42:00 PM
    very well expressed Funom Africa is indeed a torn even hostile place I lived out there for 10 years and know the damage us whites did. great epic poem Shadow x smile hug ps there are several poems of mine on here

    Makama Avatar Funom Makama
    Date: 11/22/2013 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Okay Shadow Hamilton... I will definitely go through some of them. Thanks for your comment
    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/21/2013 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    about East Africa
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 10:57:00 AM
    Oh Funom, my heart goes out to Atfrica! Every word you said is true. "Settling for good enough" is not good at all! I love this. I agreed with Rick. You're definitely one of my favorite poets. Your poem has depth.

    Makama Avatar Funom Makama
    Date: 11/22/2013 10:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a lot Toquyen Harrell.
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 9:43:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your political work..A great job about the topic..We all need to wake up..All countries need to get it right..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Makama Avatar Funom Makama
    Date: 11/22/2013 10:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a lot Sara Kendrick
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 8:41:00 AM
    I forgot to mention, you wrote brace plate, did you mean breast plate?

    Makama Avatar Funom Makama
    Date: 11/22/2013 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes, I meant breast plate... Thanks for the correction, I will definitely do the correction now.
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 8:30:00 AM
    Thanks a lot Ndaba Sidanba... Yeah, we really need to do something about our beloved continent as we are still far far behind and yet indulge in wars, crisis, voilence and corruption.

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 8:25:00 AM
    I know little of Africa except that it is the cradle of humanity. I am moved by your words in a profound way. I have a friend on here named Vicky and I have described her as a voice in the wilderness. You sir speak with that same voice. After reading just one poem I am adding you to my favorite poets list. You have a gift, thanks for letting your light shine.

    Makama Avatar Funom Makama
    Date: 11/21/2013 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a lot Richard Lamoureu
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 8:20:00 AM
    The giant you are talking about is not going to move unless the members that compose him learn to move in unison. However, with people like yourself it possible to drag him along for awhile before moving on its own! BRAVO my dear, Funom, with people like you Africa's future is assured! a 7! Thank you and keep up the good work not only for the good of Africa but that of humanity as well for the future is common for everyone on earth!

    Makama Avatar Funom Makama
    Date: 11/21/2013 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much sir... As difficult as dragging this Giant may seem, I think me and my likes have no choice than to try, while hoping.
    Sibanda Avatar Ndaba Sibanda
    Date: 11/21/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Africa our dear continent mired in controversies. This is a powerful and honest challenge. We need to look ourselves in the mirror before looking for scapegoats!
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 7:59:00 AM
    - What I'm reading ... is that you love your country Africa - Well written, dear friend. - Thank you for visiting my poem ... very nice of you. - All the best to you. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Makama Avatar Funom Makama
    Date: 11/21/2013 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a lot Anne Lise.. Africa is a continent with about 54 countries in it.