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Once upon a time, I rose in an early morn, And i glanced through the window , Somewhere in Africa. I decided to take a walk down the street, But regretted i made such decision. Hardship and suffering i saw, Somewhere in Africa. I saw dreams with fatal accidents, But no one to help the victims. I also saw rights trampled upon, Somewhere in Africa. I saw people enslaved and taken on the journey of no return. I also ran for my safety and wept furiously, Somewhere in Africa. Poverty, hardship, disdain, totalitarianism, Amongst others i saw. I think hope began to fade Somewhere in Africa. I stood suddenly and think of what to do, I raised my head to the heaven, And called for father's mercy for many places, Somewhere in Africa. I returned back home, instill with fear and disdain of what i encountered. A lifetime memory which became an orature, Somewhere in Africa. Alimi Abdulkabir's Poetry

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