Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,370 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Implement Immediately - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

A desperate letter from the Cote d’Ivoire,
help me put my country right & an article
explains Africa needs central dictatorship
like China & Korea, for urgent economic
reforms, get rid of sham elections of use-
less government parasites violating laws
and the human rights of all their people

Appoint only self-employed law-makers
3 months a year till economic stability is
reached & one African High Command
to keep the peace in the whole continent,
artificial colonial divisions to be changed
to accommodate races & stop interracial
wars & all countries to demand a bigger

Share in foreign profit and stop signing
contracts with a meagre 10% royalty on
oil exports; Africa to own its resources -
demand 51% share in foreign enterprise,
countries to trade amongst themselves;
at present Ghana trades with Liberia via
Spain & Togo converts currency to euro

And dollar to trade with Nigeria, enriching
foreigners - it has to stop; Africa needs its
own international currency - and although
Africa lacks expertise - its resources are
unique and indispensable - if all African
countries unite in demanding worthwhile
deals; foreign countries would have to

Accept their trade conditions: there’s merit
in this theory since economic success pre-
cedes social stability and democracy; wish
we could implement this idea immediately

Topic(s) of this poem: politics

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 9, 2015

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