Francois GUIMATSIA


Harvest Time - Poem by Francois GUIMATSIA

When shall we reap the fruits of our labor,
In fair return for our sweat and endeavor?

After obtaining a hollow independence,
Just in name and never in substance!

After contributing to fighting Nazism,
Which paved the way for a new humanism!

After conferring on the New World entity
Its unique and deeply hybrid identity!

After the link, widely admitted today,
Between the local and the global, in a way!

When our continent can attract investors
And even mobilize giant economic operators!

When hungry babies today cry for food,
And sad parents cannot feed the brood!

When the West accepts interdependence,
And tempers its attitude of arrogance!

When shall we reap the fruits of our labor,
In fair return for our sweat and endeavor?

Topic(s) of this poem: lyrical


Poet's Notes about The Poem

When shall the continent of Africa get its fair share in the world's economic system, or at least get just the respect and attention it deserves?

Comments about Harvest Time by Francois GUIMATSIA

  • Unwritten Soul (10/20/2016 6:07:00 AM)


    The poetical rhymes works nice here but the essence of the words, they are even bolder...I feel proud see my poem hunter fellows here are mostly the unique lovers, of peace, of humanity and full of artistry.. I am glad for everyone here like you, and i am glad you write this poem for all of us :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, November 25, 2016


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