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Unlearn what we learned

Poem title: " Unlearn what we learned" By: Sankara/African Pen our country was noisy with onslaught sounds/ deefening with gun astounds/ the smoke took over our nose/ and mouth like cigarette smoker overexpose/ Every phenomena move in opposite/ we later borrowed chicken's brain/ we were obsessed by grain of rice/ we took cigarette and smoked/ our sisters and brothers folk/ The minds were carried away/ by our sisters' beauty/ Our emotions dominance them/ day couldn't wait for night time/ we forcibly ejaculate day and night/ our own eggs were damaged by us/ Respect melted into ice/ ant, insect were tossed off/ the country was flooded/ with tears and unhappiness/ the country's flag colors changed/ white to red/ red changed into breathless animals/ Blue varied to fly / sitting on lifeless bodies/ streets and brushes kept/ our luggages / rain welcomed us with wet clothes/ mosquitos and roaches were our neighbors/ Malaria and triggerman kept us/ in perpetual silence/ food cut off speech with stomach/ mom and dad laid down their heads/ in the pool of blood/ rain pulled down from my eyes/ I left alone! I left alone!/ we learned to rudely approach/ forcibly make our little sisters/ wife materials before time/ we careless when the worst/ things are been done/ no respect for each other/ a lot we picked up/ fire ?? was ceased but we still/ live with our lessons/ the society is of no savvy/ statecraft thieving/ poverty embrace our people/ young people dreams to ministers/ directors, doctors, altered into/ zogos, riders and wrongdoers/ they hold their dreams with tears/ the country speedily took reverse gear / the state is weeping/ State needs transformation/ Unlearn what we learned/

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Date: 11/17/2020 7:32:00 AM
everything about this is magnificent! The images are vivid, albeit horrible, and transport us. It is like a laser beam targeting humanity, pathos, courage, and empathy. This will be in my favorites file. I may emulate this style but it is doubtful I could capture this emotional content. Amazing!!
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