Arise Africa

Written by: OKOLOGO UCHE KEN

ARISE   AFRICA
Arise shine Africa, arise
Awake sleeping giant of the universe
Shine your utter light to illuminate
The dark edges of your continent
Break away from the Traders’ fetters and chains of drill
Thunder your voice from the top hill
Though the beads of your sweat and tears
Tickles down like the oil that quenches the thirsty engines
 A smile of the rising sun wipes your weep
Caused by the Masters’ stroke and whip
Those writhe and pains bred generational scars
But remember to carry in your head the scrolls
Africa, a beautiful bride that have come of age
Craftily adorned with bracelet of gold and diamond baggage.

A poem by  Uche Ken Okologo