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Africa Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
My Growing Up Michael Nichol Kamara Prose Poetry africa, art, growth,
Be strong richard nnoli Epic africa, confidence, courage, deep,
Sudden change richard nnoli Epic africa, confidence, dedication, deep,
Flogg jump richard nnoli Epic absence, abuse, africa, society,
Far from home richard nnoli Epic absence, africa, confidence, deep,
The law of the sun richard nnoli Epic africa, dedication, deep, inspiration,
My dark skin richard nnoli Epic abuse, africa, dedication, discrimination,
The right people richard nnoli Epic africa, confidence, dedication, deep,
Bad habit richard nnoli Epic africa, courage, deep, depression,
23:23 richard nnoli Epic africa, confidence, deep, encouraging,
In the spirit richard nnoli Epic africa, confidence, deep, leadership,
An Ode To My Great Mother Speare Earth Poetry Ode africa, allusion, friend, friendship,
OPPRESSION MOSES KISIANG'ANI MAKHAKHA Rhyme addiction, africa, analogy,
JUST BUT A MOMENT MATTHEW DELADEM Free verse 10th grade, africa, anniversary,
BEHIND THE MARRIAGE VEIL MATTHEW DELADEM Free verse africa, anniversary, anxiety, appreciation,
THE CELL PHONE MATTHEW DELADEM Free verse africa, 10th grade, 11th grade,
KNOWLEDGE Sibusisiwe Ncede Free verse africa, change, confidence, creation,
MOVING WITH THE TIME Sibusisiwe Ncede Free verse africa, change, character, how
The Lord is my Shepherd I Shall Not Want stephen crenshaw Ballad africa, 10th grade, 7th grade,
TELL FREEDOM Speare Earth Poetry Dramatic Verse africa, freedom, time, travel,
I Was Alone Michael Nichol Kamara Abecedarian africa,
Stevie Wonder stephen crenshaw Ballad africa, 12th grade, 3rd grade,
WHEN HE SAW ME,HE SAID,SIBUSISIWE Sibusisiwe Ncede Free verse africa, age, appreciation, birth,
Premium Member Poem THE DISTRACTION OF RELIGIONS VS SPIRITUALITY Vicki Acquah Blank verse africa, allusion,
Take a STEP Qudus Agbaje Free verse africa, career, change, courage,
Taking Prayer out of anywhere stephen crenshaw Narrative adventure, africa, age, allah,
MY POERTY BOOK Sibusisiwe Ncede Free verse africa, appreciation, art, change,
What if God was Too Busy for You Panagiota Romios Rhyme africa, blessing, god, good
Premium Member Poem Unusual legislation Gershon Wolf Rhyme africa, america, money, slavery,
Sunday somewhere else jan oskar hansen Free verse africa, allusion, arabic, art,
Muhammad Ali and Casus Clay stephen crenshaw Narrative africa, 12th grade, 3rd grade,
Young and Hopeful Africa Mugisho Theophile ABC africa, community,
MAGUFULIZATION Lucas Mkude Ballad africa, appreciation,
Crush Prince Henry Nibenang ABC 7th grade, africa, blue,
Covert Creed Prince Henry Nibenang ABC 11th grade, adventure, africa,
THE TRUTH Sibusisiwe Ncede Free verse africa, age,
LOVE YOU MOM Akan Udofia Rhyme africa, black love, love,
A WOMAN IN WHITE COAT BERNARD CHILAMBE Rhyme africa, courage, strength, thank
Hagar the Horrible blessing Anil Deo Ballad africa, analogy, april, black
The promises of white Elephant Stewart Annie Everestus Free verse africa, depression, discrimination, fate,
My blood runs in you Stewart Annie Everestus Free verse africa, beautiful, strength,
Inside Green Africa Mugisho Theophile ABC africa, appreciation, creation, education,
WE ARE NOT ROTTEN SEEDS BERNARD CHILAMBE Lyric africa, arabic, blessing, happy,
NIGERIA MY LOVELY HOME Abdulrauf Muhammad Light Verse africa,
Conversion CHRISTOPHER BOWEN Haiku africa, animal, change, christian,
She's just tired Stewart Annie Everestus Free verse africa, anxiety, girl, inspirational,
Premium Member Poem My grief,my love Katherine Braithwaite Villanelle africa, angst, death, grief,
Trust nobody richard nnoli Epic africa, confidence, freedom, truth,
Hired activist richard nnoli Epic africa, freedom, inspiration, political,
We refuse richard nnoli Epic abuse, africa, dedication, deep,

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Africa Poem Example

Solomon Mahlangu: My Blood will Nourish the Tree that will Bear the Fruits of Freedom

(special thanks to a friend who shared this tribute to Solomon Mahlangu)



Solomon Mahlangu: My Blood will Nourish the Tree that will Bear the Fruits of Freedom:



Solomon Mahlangu was trained as an MK soldier with a view to later rejoining the struggle in the country.


He left South Africa after the Soweto Uprising of 1976 when he was 19 years old, and was later chosen to be part of an elite force to return to South Africa to carry out a mission commemorating the June 16th 1976 Soweto student uprising.


After entering South Africa through Swaziland and meeting his fellow comrades in Duduza, on the East Rand (east of Johannesburg), they were accosted by the police in Goch Street in Johannesburg.


In the ensuing gun battle two civilians were killed and two were injured, and Mahlangu and Motloung were captured while acting as decoys so that the other comrade could go and report to the MK leadership.


Motloung was brutally assaulted by the police to a point that he suffered brain damage and was unfit to stand trial, resulting in Mahlangu facing trial alone.


He was charged with two counts of murder and several charges under the Terrorism Act, to which he pleaded not guilty.


Though the judge accepted that Motloung was responsible for the killings, common purpose was argued and Mahlangu was found guilty on two counts of murder and other charges under the Terrorism Act.


On 15 June 1978 Solomon Mahlangu was refused leave to appeal his sentence by the Rand Supreme Court, and on 24 July 1978 he was refused again in the Bloemfontein Appeal Court.


Although various governments, the United Nations, International Organizations, groups and prominent individuals attempted to intercede on his behalf, Mahlangu awaited his execution in Pretoria Central Prison, and was hanged on 6 April 1979.


His hanging provoked international protest and condemnation of South Africa and Apartheid.


In fear of crowd reaction at the funeral the police decided to bury Mahlangu in Atteridgeville in Pretoria.


On 6 April 1993 he was re-interred at the Mamelodi Cemetery, where a plaque states his last words:


‘My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom.

Tell my people that I love them.

They must continue the fight.’



Mahlangu died for a cause!



Salute!



The Struggle Continues…




(special thanks to a friend who shared this tribute to Solomon Mahlangu)

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