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African Greed

African Greed They all speak and spit, dream for Dollars, it’s America They will kill you and vomit for Pound, it's England They know almost nothing about economy, wealth They think just because you have money, you are rich The word money comes, sound divinity, adoration Don’t say corruption, financial crises, just say greed It looks as if all of them know how to manage money, When few can tell where money is made, designed, printed Few in Africa can tell which kind of paper is used for a bill Few in Africa can tell how much it costs to craft a coin Few can tell if bullets of our guns are made in Africa Don’t say civil war, extremist, Terror, let’s say greed African greed, let Lumumba roll back on his no grave African greed, let Sankara fight back for his legacy African greed, selling our wisdom back to alienation African greed, selling our hope back to illusion African greed, riding our horseback to colonialism African greed, selling our leadership back to dictatorship They put money in front of vision and motion I am living in a place where” you are your money” You get a kiss and smile on your bank balance You get friends and lovers on your pocket size Even education is now linked to how much you can pay Don’t say Ebola, HIV, Poverty, Demons, let’s say greed African greed; let Mandela roll back in his grave Africa greed; let Mandume fight back for his land African greed; selling our identity back to slavery African greed; selling our faith back to idolatry African greed; sailing on boats back to savagery African greed; selling our dream back to the nightmare

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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