samuel nze

Rookie (13th October 1980 / lagos, nigeria)

Suffering African Child - Poem by samuel nze

My little brother,
I sympathize.
The hand across your nose,
The sniffs
All remind me that you
Behold me with tear-filled eyes.
But what can I do;
I am not liberated yet myself,
Can I help you?
It is your leaders you must look at;
It is they who have slapped you
Across the mouth,
Exhanged you for money;
Taken your share of
All there is.
I despair at you enfant -
Will tomorow be a better day?


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  • (1/28/2005 10:49:00 AM)


    A sad truth gently expressed. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/28/2005 10:12:00 AM)


    What is there to say about a beautiful poem about an unhappy world? It touches the heart. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 28, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, January 31, 2005


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