Qiniso Mogale

Gold Star - 14,935 Points (25 September 1978 / Dvokolwako Swaziland)

African Heroes And Villains - Poem by Qiniso Mogale

Africa has given birth to men of dignity
Africa has given birth to men of integrity
Africa had given birth to morally upright men
Africa has given birth to righteous men
Africa boasts of world renowned statesmen
Africa has her favorite sons
Africa has her heroes.

These men make me proud to be an African
These are Africa's favorite sons
These are Africa's heroes
I speak of Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela
I speak of Albert Luthuli
I speak of Kwame Nkrumah
I speak of Julius Nyerere
I speak of Jomo Kenyatta
I speak of Patrice Lumumba
I speak of Bantu Stephen Biko
I speak of Kofi Anan.

Africa had however given birth to evil men
Africa has given birth to morally deficient men
Africa has given birth to corrupt men
Africa has given birth to dictators and murderers
Africa has given birth to villains
These men make me ashamed to be an African
I speak of Idi Amin Dada
I speak of Oma Al-Bashir
I speak of Paul Biya
I speak of Sani Abacha
I speak of Muammar Gaddafi
I speak of Charles Taylor
I speak of Robert Mugabe
I speak of Jacob Zuma
I speak of Obiang Nguema Mbasago.

Topic(s) of this poem: modern

Comments about African Heroes And Villains by Qiniso Mogale

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/17/2017 3:30:00 AM)

    Africa! ! ! Presenting our works to the world. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 2, 2017

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