Treasure Island

Eche Ononukwe

(22 November 1984 / Bariga, Lagos)

FROM THE DARK AGED CONTINENT


A people comes hurrily

from the dark aged continent,

emerging as the world super-power

in no distant time.

A people once a colony

of one European species;

a people once oppress’d,

and culture down-turn’d by the bleach’d culture.



Here comes the people of tough black skin,

conquering peoples upon peoples

to rule the whole world with

their own refin’d science and arts:

a people of one soul, one way, one mind.

Submitted: Friday, March 05, 2010

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