alexander opicho

Rookie - 469 Points (when dictatorship began / kenya)

Africa My Cornucopia

You are excess of my goodness when am done with my badness
I love you Africa in excess for your excess of peoblems;
Poverty, wars, warlords, diseases, hunger, famine
And cataclysms evilest eating away your terra firma
Like a desperate Tigre on a capsized boat,
Your riches in history of slavery and heritage of colonialism,
In the excess of your global bleeding that makes me love you more,
Your excessive black ugly humanity in the explosive population
of useless human beings; barely illiterate and blunt in knowledge
Buried deeply in the starkness of crude and vulpine culture,
These bestow to me the synergy to love you O! My dear tarzanic Africa,
Your excessive cult of dictatorships that glitter in aura of democracy,
Sending your sons and daughters to miserable powerlessness,
Devoid of governance in abundance of power and money corruption,
Financing and cementing torture chambers for the voices of reason,
Building my pedestal on which I stand to execute
My cornucopia of love for you dear Africa, an avatar of Satan,
As you are prone and spread-eagled in a defenseless stretch
Against all the rapist condemning your self to ideological turmoil,
I still do love you in supercilious superfluity my dear Africa.

Submitted: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Edited: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Topic of this poem: love

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