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African Pirates

Rating: 4.6

Freedom fighter or terrorist? Depends whose side you’re on,
Africa’s ‘freedom fighters’… proud pirates everyone,
No freedom was ever gained for Black folk’s kith or kin,
Their fight was not for liberty, but to loot now from within.

Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Africa’s pirate supreme,
Thieving and plundering are his passions it would seem;
But in this act he’s not alone, for Grace is worse by far,
They aught now both to be rolled, in feathers and hot tar,


Nestle buys their tainted milk from Grace’s stolen farm,
But a Nestle spokesman says “We are doing you no harm”
Millions of protestors will never eat their produce again,
Tainted now forever more, by Grace’s shame and pain.

Whilst pirates in Somalia, wreck havoc on high seas,
Grace Mugabe sets her sails, to tramp on whom she please,
Africa, land of black pirates, from Suez to Cape Town,
Their thirst for ill-gained riches, is truely world renown.

There is not one place in Africa, that is free of piracy,
From the great Sahara desert to the azure warm Indian Sea,
With license now to plunder, these swashbucklers everyone,
Are destined to destroy our Africa …our paradise in the sun.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Chitra - 18 October 2009

realistic in tone! Highlighting the contemporary issues with such great passion..wonderful!

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Catrina Heart 17 October 2009

Great theme well written piece.......a nice bit of protest piece! ! ! 10

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Kesav Easwaran 17 October 2009

African pirates...yes; the pirates you talk about are the ones to be loathed...you give a new justfiable definition to piracy there Alf...good poem on truth...10

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Sandra Martyres 17 October 2009

A very passionate write Alf, you have rightly lashed out at the despotic rule that many citizens of African countries have to endure....Excellent poem as usual 10

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Bob Gibson 17 October 2009

Loved it Alf! wrote with great passion regards Bob

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Herman Visser 24 October 2009

Loved it, absolutely brilliant. Easy to read, which is not a bad thing. 10/10 for this.

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Chris G. Vaillancourt 22 October 2009

This is a nice poem. It gives you something to think about.

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Omar Ibrahim 22 October 2009

your poem is interesting and wonderful.....but it is not good to badmouth the president of your country....even if he is a pirate as you said.......this is my point of view......otherwise your poem is perfect and you are right we have to help our africa.....all of us....even if our presidents are not helpful....thanks for sharing your poems with us.....keep writing

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Deependra Kumar Jha 20 October 2009

A thought provoking write. written with shear passion. thanks for sharing the contemporary issues of Africa through poetry.

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Susan Jarvis 20 October 2009

What better way to get a heartfelt political message across than through poetry. A provocative and affecting piece. S :)

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