African Poems

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  • Onuora Ilodibe Onuora Ilodibe (6/16/2016 1:45:00 AM)

    Great post wartime poem.. The poor masses are the expendables and actual casualties....event about to repeat itself cause we refuse to listen to one another

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  • G. Akanji Olaniyi G. Akanji Olaniyi (5/11/2015 3:02:00 PM)

    Africa in real picture! ! ! Hope to enjoy them!

  • Beaton Galafa (4/13/2014 4:11:00 AM)

    Can you add as many Niyi Osundare poems as you can please?

  • Richardson Greg (5/13/2013 5:03:00 PM)

    New and refreshing. A great depiction of tribal life in Africa.

Best Poem of African Poems

Kofi Awoonor (Song Of Sorrow)

Dzogbese Lisa has treated me thus

It has led me among the sharps of the forest

Returning is not possible

And going forward is a great difficulty

The affairs of this world are like the chameleon faeces

Into which I have stepped

When I clean it cannot go.



I am on the world's extreme corner,

I am not sitting in the row with the eminent

But those who are lucky

Sit in the middle and forget

I am on the world's extreme corner

I can only go beyond and forget.



My people, I have been ...

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John Pepper Clark (Song)

I can look the sun in the face
 But the friends that I have lost
 I dare not look at any. Yet, I have held.
 Them all in my arms, shared with them
 The same bath and bed, often
 Devouring the same dish, drunk as soon
 On tea as on wine, at that time
 When but to think of an ill, made
 By God or man, was to find

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