macaulay akinbami

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The White Man’s Grave

This school is not our school
We have our own.
This culture is not our own,
I know it well.

They teach us science
What is it?
And philosophy of their own.

When they say knowledge,
Who is a fool?
Pluto, Plato are not blacks
They impose on us
And make it law.
And have us in their rule condemn
These men are wicked
Tell them so.
In our pain they make their mansion
And gave us food from our wage.

Before your Mathematics,
I know the numbers of my wives
And your Geography.
I know the road to my farm.
Before your ...

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As You Grow Older

As you grow older, they fade into oblivion
The friends you once revered,
The company you once adored,
Like flowers they fade and fall by the way side
You go through life alone
And no one cares to know
Your pains they cannot share
And the trouble they cannot feel
As you grow older,

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