Cephas Rotimi Oluwaseyitan

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Africa - Poem by Cephas Rotimi Oluwaseyitan

Africa
The continent with shape as a handgun
Facing down the sea
As if her problem is with the sea

Africa
The continent with shape as a handgun
The fields of oil-
Libya and Nigeria
The barrel and the trigger
The land of gold and diamond-
South Africa
The outlet

Africa
Why you face down the sea I know not
You touch Asia-
The direction of terrorism
In Egypt
You touch Europe-
The direction of colonialism
In Morocco
But your direction of attack
Was down the sea....

Africa
Could it be that your energy is channeled
in a wrong direction?
Or you are intimidated...
With colonialism and terrorism

(Novomber 2006 Porto Novo)


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 18, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 20, 2010


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