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This is Africa

This is Africa. Where people are being judge by their past, And our hearts are painted with black. Youths are cuddled up in early relationship, And their lives are like the speed of an airship. Parents are not respected anymore, And advices are ignore from the sun's core. This is Africa. Where corruption is the order of the day, and embezzlement of public funds is like the ocean's wave. Politicians believe in solipsism, and their avidity for power have made them vile organism. Children are being raped and murdered in every corner of the street. Education site has been a place of wealth seeking. This is Africa. Where we have been strangulated by high cost of living, and those who suffocate us are offered thanksgiving. Health sectors are poor, and illnesses on our continent are dressed up in strong armour. Our rights are infringed by evil perpetrators, and our hearts are broken by these penetrators. This is Africa. Where the less privilege are fed with grieves and pains, And government officials are out there popping champagne. Scholarships are given based on mutual affiliation, And scholars are offered abnegation. Jobs are being given base on political affiliation and party sentiment, And those who are qualified are left with predicament. This is Africa. Where people are being murdered for ritualistic purposes, And the police are their accomplices. People worship god that doesn't speak nor move, and the real God has been disprove. Politicians only come around as election time draw closer, and after election their family members are the ones on their roster. This is Africa. Where Politicians don't have time for the abnegated masses, and we are referred to as asses. Brutal men abandon their children for no reason, and mothers are left in bleak season. Single parents strive hard to send their kids to school And Those who speak the truth are rejected and considered fools. This is Africa. Where Politicians insult each other like kids, and citizens are left with dark moments they can't face. Those who exploit our resources and give us hot flames are hail as King, And we reject and curse those considered our kin. Westerners feed us with arm to annihilate our own kind, and envy is what we incline in our minds.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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