Yvonne Rautenbach

Rookie - 12 Points (Aquarian - I am over 50 / UK)

Ashanti Boy


Shining black moon
Thrilled with teeth
Come to our shores
Of gold and grief
Ashanti boy
Loving his books
Passing good grades
And clothes on their hooks
Submissive but sure
Goals in his sight
Shining black star
His tutor's delight
clutching his Bible
Posting his wages
Part time in burgers
And cleaning out cages
Achieving his aim
Professional job
Turning up early and
Earning a bob
He never seems tired he never gets fat
And people suspicious....
How did he do that?

Submitted: Saturday, July 07, 2007
Edited: Saturday, March 19, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Ashanti Boy by Yvonne Rautenbach )

Read all 4 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. The Indian Gipsy, Sarojini Naidu
  2. Best Friend (In Hindi), Tavneet Singh
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
[Hata Bildir]