Feranmi okafor


I'M An African. - Poem by Feranmi okafor

I'm an African,
Africa,
Where they say 'ica' is free,
But that shouldn't define me.

I'm an African,
A child of the soil, I'm speaking up,
For all the turmoil, I'm rising up,
No matter how influential, I won't drink from your cup.

I'm an African,
My skin so dark, I'm called black,
Our sun so hot, skins crack,
Our culture, stuck on me, like a birthmark.

I'm an African,
Our beliefs, culture; that's our identity,
The nonsense of this world, we do not take for levity....

I'm an African,
I'm a child of the soil....

Topic(s) of this poem: africa

Form: Prose Poem


Comments about I'M An African. by Feranmi okafor

  • Odiri Okafor (3/29/2016 5:34:00 AM)


    nice poem for the pride of Afrcans (Report) Reply

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  • G. Akanji Olaniyi (10/17/2015 2:06:00 PM)


    Poems like this are forceful because they carry big and deep messages! Thanks for sharing! ! ! (Report) Reply

    feranmi okafor feranmi okafor (10/18/2015 5:13:00 PM)

    very much appreciated. thank you

  • Rahman Henry (9/15/2015 7:34:00 AM)


    It's a wonderful poem that upholds Africa an Africans. I like this poem. I love Mandela. (Report) Reply

    feranmi okafor feranmi okafor (10/18/2015 5:14:00 PM)

    thank you!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015



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