Kenneth Maswabi

Gold Star - 14,855 Points (Maun, Botswana)

Brain Drain In Africa - Poem by Kenneth Maswabi

Unplugged pipes in Africa
Rat infested underworlds
Spilling brains into the vast seas of Europe
Sons and daughters of Afrika
In their search for a better life
Forages far beyond the shores of Africa
Squeezing down the drains of Europe
Propelled by the hope of a good life
And a strong desire to feed their families

Unplugged pipes in Africa
Their stomach full of African children
Betrayed by their corrupt fathers
Neglected by their poverty stricken mothers
Funneled by the long pipes of their dreams
And pushed by the pungent smell of poverty
Escaping the bowel of Afrika is their no.1 priority
In an acute rush of diarrhea
They found their underground ways to Europe

Unplugged pipes in Africa
Long chimneys from the Motherland
Loaded with their pungent smell
And toxic waste products
Spews out young healthy Africans
Into the pit of darkness
Where hope is a dream
And dreams are made of gold
Life & death are neighbors
In the middle of the Mediterranean ocean
African brains are drowned
By the greener pastures in their dreams
In a sad betrayal of human survival
Young African children perish every year

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 27, 2015



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