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Xenophobia II: We Are Africans

History has formed us into one braid
to stay strong and never surrender to any blade
standing side by side to be each others shade.
Why then do we classify one another into grades?
So that some cut others off just b’cos they are made?

There’s still hope, this togetherness will not fade
whatever it is, we have collectively paid
let’s stop hate from this unprecedented raid
so that unity will eventually get love laid.
We are Africans! Enough has been said.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 7/17/2015 6:13:00 PM
Hi FUNOM.. Your fabulous write is featured this week on the Soup homepage.. Huge congrats and the tip of my hat! -LYRIC
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Funom Makama
Date: 1/28/2016 12:14:00 PM
Thank you very much THE LYRIC
Date: 7/13/2015 10:23:00 PM
Good, strong, solid piece, Funom, and we live in hope that oone day it may be so. Congratulations on featuring in poem of the week.Regards, Viv
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Funom Makama
Date: 1/28/2016 12:13:00 PM
Thank you very much Viv
Date: 7/13/2015 1:06:00 AM
Hi Funom, Congratulations on having your poem featured this coming week. **SKAT**
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Date: 1/28/2016 12:13:00 PM
Thank you very much SKAT A
Date: 5/27/2015 9:31:00 PM
A very strong and powerful piece my friend. Hatred and evil in this world must be fought for neither ever rests and both serve well their master. Culture there must undergo a drastic change to limit the killing and evil so prevalent there. Great write. A7..
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Funom Makama
Date: 1/28/2016 12:13:00 PM
Thank you very much Robert
Date: 5/27/2015 2:46:00 PM
Strong piece of work that speaks on so many different levels. My ancestors were south African so I definitely understand and feel this
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Funom Makama
Date: 10/13/2015 8:19:00 AM
Thank you so much Tahir... The world is indeed full of terror and evil
Date: 5/12/2015 8:25:00 AM
Such powerful imagery all served with smooth rhyme and flow!"History has formed us into one braid, to stay strong and never surrender to any blade, standing side by side to be each others shade." I itch to give a speech with this quotation.
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Funom Makama
Date: 10/13/2015 8:18:00 AM
Please Agona... Feel very free and do so. Thank you for your input
Date: 5/10/2015 11:30:00 PM
Wow a powerful pen Funom...and so much truth in your words...
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Funom Makama
Date: 10/13/2015 8:17:00 AM
Thank you so much Poesy relish
Date: 5/9/2015 12:43:00 PM
Excellent write Funom, enough has been said, hatred is the root of all evils did in Africa even in the word; must we hate,must we killed. The solution is to look up to God.
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Funom Makama
Date: 10/13/2015 8:16:00 AM
Thank you so much for your consistent and everly encouraging inputs Afolabi