Brother Africa Poem by Colin Ian Jeffery

Brother Africa

Rating: 4.3


He lies near to death
Dying in the dust
Broken and forgot.

Now his children
Once mighty tribes
Fall before the setting sun.

His women - - young and old
Dead and dying
Host the killer AIDS.

He calls for help
To rich brothers in the West
But his cries fall upon stone-deaf ears.

For they find no profit
Supplying HIV drugs
To those who cannot pay.

Sunday, February 17, 2008
Topic(s) of this poem: africa
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
(Aids rages out of control savaging the continent of Africa)
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sahra Hussein 23 April 2016

really good poem It really shows that it is from heart I liked it

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Kgashane Cacious Mogale 10 November 2017

very true...good writing

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Why Should i Live 28 January 2009

wow, very heart touching piece.....

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Chris Zachariou 15 July 2014

Great poem. Words from the heart to bring home the sense guilt we in northern hemisphere must bear.

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Jasbir Chatterjee 13 April 2015

nice poem...written with a loving and a caring heart...

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Sylvia Frances Chan 09 August 2021

I have come rereading this again, so very true, most important poem powerfully worded!

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Varsha M 03 August 2021

Yes this is very tough to manage. Drugs do help but they are costlier and money is our weakness so we don't supply.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 August 2021

For they find no profit Supplying HIV drugs To those who cannot pay.SO TRUE! Ardently worded and so very touching.5 Stars full

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Chinedu Dike 02 June 2019

Very deep and passionate write. Witty, thought provoking, clear, and focused. Thanks for sharing.

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Aldrich Suarez 02 March 2018

true..this is a very sensational issue nowadays....not only sensational but it is also sensitive...thanks for creating such wonderful poem...i am looking forward to get a copy of your book) great!

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