POETRY CORNER- AFRICA FEED THY HERO! BY TUNJI OFFEYI (BASED IN THE UK)

  • AFRICA FEED THY HERO! BY TUNJI OFFEYI
  • Little kids, yet big man belly
    Medical people call it kwashiorkor,
    Their mothers love them, their leaders
    care less about them.

    Their heads like a ball of water melon sits
    comfortably on their neck which is
    just like a pupil’s arithmetic ruler, did
    they sin against the gods? No I don’t
    think so since the gods cant talk.
    Yes I know ,yes I know the rich don’t
    Reach out in this part of the globe
    The up town people look down on the
    Down town trodden in the down town,
    But I feel for the rich, because these
    Unkept unsung little heroes are the
    Tomorrow’s pride of the black continent
    If black is truly beautiful? Black leaders
    must feed our black toddlers today
    so they could mount wings with white
    brothers on the mountain top, else their
    will be fire on the mountain if they fail to
    fire their dreams.

    Black rulers think about them, if only you
    Can let them live, let them live, just let them
    Live ,let them live.

tunji

Bio

Tunji Offeyi is a poet,journalist and global analyst based in the UK.Past winner of the prestigious African 4u award as a distinguished African in diaspora making Africa proud in my own way.

Blog: tunjiwrites.blogspot.co.uk

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