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
(Aids rages out of control savaging the continent of Africa)
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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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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Why Should i Live 28 January 2009

wow, very heart touching piece.....

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Theo Ray 06 January 2009

This poem really hits me in the heart, I love it.

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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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