Nicholas Mark Tredger

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Africa Lost

(This is a poem about what has happened in Zimbabwe, a place that I loved and lived in through my childhood, and was forced to leave)

Cry,
Africa
cry,
for that first child
that nursed at your breast
has fosaken you.

Weep,
Africa
weep,
for he has robbed you
of your naked innocence,
and clothed you in artificiality.

In the flashes of lightning
I saw what might have been,
gone now in an instant.
In the crash of thunder
I heard you rage at the inevitable,
but sensed the futility that wears you down,
year after ...

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