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A QUESTION TO AFRICA

A QUESTION TO AFRICA Africa will you thrive eternally at the dinner table of those whose appetite of greed burns unquenchable like the fires of hell? Is your rich nature of minerals not governed by use, will you continue to spring everlastingly for the enjoyment of the lawless man of the sea who lacks ubuntu? Are you a god that your uniqueness will endure forever, that you even have watermelons to disregard the wisdom of the wise when they warned you sternly that “it is your chance, you must act now, tomorrow may be too late and the opportunity would have passed and with it the hope of your free survival”? For how long will you nurture the bellies of those whose mouth swallow rivers endlessly like the sea, Will your rivers of precious stones not run dry, until when will you empty yourself to the sea that mocks your very own, the sons of your dust? Whose god is it that you sacrifice your sons on the altar of division, is he not yet appeased or is he the god of those who drink and drink and drink endlessly from the cup of your wealth, the similarities are irrefutable? Africa, until when will you treat the ideologies of hope, independence and freedom as foreign, can you not see that failing to embrace the so called pan-Africanist wisdom is your downfall and shame? Will you wait until you are a wasteland to accept the thoughts and concepts of Haile Selassie, Julius Nyerere, Ahmed Sékou Touré, Kwame Nkrumah, Thomas Sankara, Muammar Gaddafi and the like whose blood cries from the dust of your ground “Was it in Vanity that we died” Poem inspired by the thoughts of Prof. P. Lumumba

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Date: 12/10/2018 9:50:00 AM
This is an impressive piece. I know little about the plight of the African nation but I feel this piece provides a glimpse.
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Patrick Nigros
Date: 12/11/2018 5:02:00 AM
Hi Richard Thanks for your visit and Comments. Keep winning!!!!
Date: 12/8/2018 5:07:00 AM
Interesting political thoughts penned in poetic style. Enjoyed reading your work. Sara
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Patrick Nigros
Date: 12/11/2018 4:59:00 AM
Thanks Sara.
Date: 12/7/2018 2:37:00 PM
Very good interpretation about this wonderful country Patrick. If those who insist that human nature does not change are right, the human races is doomed
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Patrick Nigros
Date: 12/7/2018 3:44:00 PM
Tnx!!!! Arbol. true, have had an opportunity to listen to the thoughts of Prof Patric Lumumba. very enlightening.