Guest post: Marvel at the peculiarity of Africa, as expressed in this poem

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    “Africa”
    (We Roar To War)

    Luscious their lies, bitter their bites
    Our kings are professional parasites
    With pleasurable passion they sap us dry
    If we don’t act now, we’ll surely die.

    So blast the gong, all warriors assemble by four
    For tonight with teary eyes we roar to war

    Our once coupled legion brutally broken by madam religion;
    For the Jajas and Mandelas, was this the heavenly vision?
    Tolu beheads Tunde on sacred sentimental dictates
    If we don’t act now, what becomes our children’s fate?

    So blast the gong, all warriors assemble by four
    For tonight with teary eyes we roar to war

    Can’t the Kikuyus roll on same boat with the Luhyas?
    The Fulanis graze same greens as the Hausas?
    Who told us ethnicity came before humanity?
    If we don’t act now, blood will loose her sanctity.

    So blast the gong, all warriors assemble by four
    For tonight with teary eyes we roar to war

    Isn’t the “police” meant to tame society’s fears?
    Down here they are dreaded carnivorous bears.
    Jailing poor Innocents whilst  treacherous thieves tremendously thrive
    If we don’t act now, deadlier will be their demonic drive.

    So blast the gong, all warriors assemble by four
    For tonight with teary eyes we roar to war

    Beautiful brains scarred by greed and ignorance;
    “All success requires is a trip to France”
    Savagery dutifully slaves, waters thirstily gulp
    If we don’t act now, this storm will never stop.

    So blast the gong, all warriors assemble by four
    For tonight with teary eyes we roar to war

    Blacks feigning white; ashamed of where we’re from
    Hunters preying hunters; that’s how far we’ve gone
    Africa drastically drowns, she craves a life boat
    If we don’t act now, her mammoth corpse will float.

    So blast the gong, all warriors assemble by four
    For tonight with teary eyes we roar to war

    © Kolofo Adejo, 2017.

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