THOUGHTS ON AFRICA

Written by: GABRIEL LOLA

 
The best of nature lies in thy bosom
mother Africa, the toast of continents
your strength and opulence draw
kings and nobles to endless
rift of spoil sharing and gun trotting. 
Africa! The strength of
the universe, the last bride of
nature with sumptuous virginity
from Somalia to Kenya, deep 
down the creek of Delta to 
the arrogant diamond of the
Zulus, earth cannot rival
thy blessing and extravagant
endowments. 
Shameless kings seek second 
dominance in oil rich north
with flying birds and explosions,
they sowed corruption in Naija
they brought AIDS and HIV with their planes
and then send grants to mock us
Yet the African spirits wax stronger!
Mother Africa,
inside thee lies peace
endowed by creation, but
these evil emissaries of 
violence sowed poverty
and grief in thy land 
knowing the volatile nature of 
thy productivity. Alas, in torrent
we have reaped pains and bloods, 
four years drought in Kenya, two 
months xenophobia in south Africa,
endless genocide in Sudan
endless NATO assault in Libya
with piracy holding sway in
Somalia, oh mama Africa!
yet  thy love intoxicates me
like the tribal white wine of Iwaya!
they tell our stories in biased satellites 
they label us evil and  apish
oh Mama Africa,  arise, arise !
out of thy trial in awesome purity.
Arise! Arise! Arise!
Arise from thy slumber and give
hope to our fleeing children!
Bring them from the south,west
and north and let the 
eastern hemisphere release 
thy heritage.
Now there is war in Africa
but soon there shall be 
unassuming peace and 
discoveries of earth
noble secret in thy enclave.