Treasure Island

Elorm Dogbo

(3rd August / accra, ghana, west africa)

my black home.


In my black home
Sometimes the opposite skin
Is perceived to be supreme
Even than our kin.

In my black home
Leaders see their reigns
Everlasting and forget that
Big ones had come and gone as the rains
That fell yesterday.

In my black home
My brothers desire
Toiling on lands of the white
And on return bring home pastures
So green to get here
If the peaks had made patriotism
Prior to party love
Would it be so?

In my black home
Sometimes my sisters
Are forced to marry
My parents friend.

In my black home
Despite these
There are more natural resources
The gold and green
And the fuel
And for all these I am proud more
Despite the eyesore
In my black home.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Listen to this poem:

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (my black home. by Elorm Dogbo )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Tear Stained Haiku, Patrick Czyz
  2. It Hurts When Your're Letting Go, Marvin Tordillos
  3. Where Is The Faith Kept, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  4. You Were Never A No, Susan Lacovara
  5. Making change, Rosa. L Tenezaca
  6. My Home, Fatima Nusairat
  7. Strength is POWER!, Rosa. L Tenezaca
  8. With love at once, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Through A Puppet's Eyes (2), Dilantha Gunawardana
  10. Illusion perpetuates., Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Randall Jarrell

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]