A REMINDER, O AFRICA

Osei Zion

A reminder,  O Africa

Who caused you to surrender?

It's like your people wander 

They wonder if they will prosper on their own soil

Because they toil to no avail 

A reminder,  O Africa 

Once you blamed Westerners 

And claimed self government now

Hmm your people see penury as a common noun

A reminder,  O Africa 

The words of Nkrumah

We need an African solution 

Unity and a year's resolution 

A reminder, O Africa 

The words of Haile Selassie

Feel the needs of others more than yours

Hmm...yet the bond to deprive the needy is sealed 

When will their good time arrive?

A reminder,  O Africa 

The words of Kenneth Kaunda

A protected individual is a protected society 

Hmm...how the innocent is arrested 

A reminder,  O Africa 

The words of Patrice Lumumba

Independence should be accompanied by economic and social development 

Hmm...how you are entangled with man-made epidemics and debt settlement 

A reminder,  O Africa 

The words of Kofi Annan

Women empowerment is an effective tool

Increase girl's education in schools 

All girls accessing quality education 

Will make a great nation

A reminder,  O Africa 

The words of Julius Nyerere

Real development means all are involved 

Inter-ethnic conflicts resolved 

A reminder,  O Africa 

The words of Jomo Kenyatta

Children may learn about heroes of the past 

We should know how to act 

To live a legacy 

A reminder,  O Africa 

The words of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf 

Dream big enough 

Eventhough it will be tough 

A reminder,  O Africa 

The words of Nelson Mandela 

It only seems impossible until it's done

O Africa, you can

Lit the fire and fan

Put away illegal use of gun

Work harder under the sun

A reminder,  O Africa 

Everything is in your hand

You can

  • Author: Osei Zion (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 16th, 2022 05:27
  • Category: Unclassified
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Comments1

  • cofhypieces

    keep getting better everyday

    • Osei Zion

      Thanks great man



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