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Xenophobia- Target the Bird Not the Tree

Seems as a country full of saints and carriers of purity as all crimes are interestingly attributed to outsiders tagging them the influential teachers of immorality yet such crime lovers show the capability of posing a threat through the embarrassment caused on locals due to their industrious nature Understanding the half-hearted privileges such a partial acceptance offers, settlers become more creative, hardworking and productive with limbs running on entrepreneurship, trade and commerce while citizens comfort themselves in the exaggerated pride of their home soil which results in a war without cause or reason The government ought to be a job creator but how ironic, internationals are paying dearly for it. It is claimed that foreigners are the thrombus in the channel of employment. Yet these hated people are self employed with shops, businesses and service centers which are destroyed as a form of remittance of some sin Every nation has her share of international mixture yet a lot do not debase them as foreigners or aliens the one down south of the dark island of all countries should be the least, considering the continent’s role in its history, irrespective of what her excuse may be Look inwards if strangers are preferred in the national work force, to find some answers- you angry mob Examine your home, if passers-by enjoy more of the milk it produces. Why target and shoot at the tree when the bird is left alone to dine and sing? Policemen catch fun while a soul converts to black coal, humans lynched like a left over meal from vultures, businesses ransacked and turned into forceful philanthropy, these are evidences of character built on a very low budget. If those responsible do nothing about social development, With or without these ‘aliens’, the economic problems will still prevail


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  1. Date: 4/21/2015 7:29:00 AM

    Funom you have outdone yourself here, I will fav this beauty of a poem, I agree with you, the seedling of hate is always a bad omen, learning to live together, with endurance and respect is the way life should be, we need to strive to achieve the balance, thank you for sharing and highlighting a problem world wide, xxx
  1. Date: 4/21/2015 4:09:00 AM

    Funom, you captured the feelings of so many people, its unbelievable. excellent read.
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 7:36:00 PM

    Sounds like wisdom, it seems all forms of power LIKE discord, want the lower classes in turmoil, from that turmoil new opportunities to make themselves money arise. It happens all over the world. Light & Love
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 5:02:00 PM

    I totally agree with what you write Funom, Xenophobia is an ugly word and it is all over the world. I saw so much of it when I was a kid in London and all the migrants started to come in. We all must learn to accept each other or this world is doomed. I enjoyed your poem, my friend...Peter
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 4:37:00 PM

    This is an interesting story, described well with feelings written with the heart and engraved in memory. This is a spiritual piece that deals with the nature of man and the unpredictable and harmful set of events leading to failure and loss of identity as a nation. Your word choices define what you wish to capture and you convey these emotions well to the reader. Emile.
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 10:07:00 AM

    So true; why can't the human race, collectively learn such vital lessons? We seem, sometimes to be the least capable of getting along, of all species. A well-penned poem, indeed.
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 9:29:00 AM

    South Africa is an example for world under many respects, including ethnical problems. As far as I know, thanks to a pacific revolution, apartheid has been defeated and heirs of white conquerers have been accepted to continue their job in the country. Problems however are connected to their wealth compared to black population. Your poem tries to see the future in a positive way. for this my 7
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 9:04:00 AM

    Unemployment is a problem all over the world right now as there seems to be a world wide recession or depression..This is a great political work about the situation in Africa..I am not smart enough to know the answers but I know that there are answers to the problems just getting the answers implemented would be a very big demand on one person or group of people..There is one coming who has the answers and will have a solution to all the problems..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 8:59:00 AM

    Funom, a deep, emotional and informative write that causes one to think about the pain some people must life through, well done 7, and thanks for visiting my poem, I, Poet
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 8:52:00 AM

    Heartfelt poem, may someday sisters and brothers be one, a 7 my friend.Blessings Sir
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 5:56:00 AM

    I smell anger in your poem Funom, That's exactly how we feel here down South as I am also a foreigner in South Africa. I cannot breathe, I go to sleep with a heavy heart every night. How can our very own brothers and sisters treat us like rats, burn us, beat us like we do not share the same history. Like our forefathers did not fight for freedom together.....I am angry and hurt with this situation. This poem sums it all up........