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Burnt away like ah waste

      Burnt away like ah waste
Hunger is beyond desire
To be feed is a necessity
I was walking on the street
In west Africa Nigeria 
On a hot afternoon
All of a sudden 
I saw a group
Of people 
In a long circle

Burnt away like ah waste
In the middle of this people i perceive 
Flames of smokes
The smell was so dirty
It smells unfamiliar to my nose 
Like I went closer
I heard them screaming
Kill him kill him 
On that point I got closer 
to the show
Oh it was horrible

Burnt away like ah waste
In the middle 
Of this crowd of people
Was a young boy 
With a burning car tire
Around his neck 
Burning in a hurry
I felt so cold 
As tears roll down 
My eyes 
Like I shake from the act
With a heavy shock 

Burnt away like ah waste
I asked the person 
Close to me
What is the crime of this 
Young man 
He replied he is a thief 
He stole a pack of rice
I replied just a pack of rice
And he is killed this way
He replied stealing 
is against our culture 
and he deserve to die this way
I could not stand 
to watch any more 
But to walk away
With an heavy heart 
Full of worries and 

Burnt away like ah waste
What happen to the heart of men
Is so sad how 
This people take life's 
Into their hands
And devour just for an 
excuse of a culture
And here you see 
Our government 
care less about us 

Burnt away like ah waste
Afterwards I discover that the young 
Man was hungry 
And out of frustration he meet his 
Like he was 
burnt away like ah waste.



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