Freshman - 662 Points (30TH OCTOBER,1984 / BENUE STATE, NIGERIA)

When Will My Africa Roar Again - Poem by ANTHONY ANIGBATA

When will my Africa roar again
For we were created to be that lion
That rule and roam the jungle.
We were created strong and mighty
For our greatness to go beyond borders

We are the winds, to pull the clouds in the world
Where they go, to make it rain;
We have been calm like the breeze
That blow silently,
In fear of spreading the wild harmattan fire

When will my Africa roar again
When will you wake up from your slumber
When shall you untie this chains of laziness
Which have bond your hands and feets.

The world have moved and left us behind
While we claw along, like cripples
We need to abandon all our weird ways
That prevents us from sailing to the path of success:

-Our discrimination against women
-Our hold on religion and ethnicity
-Our corruption, our bribery, our greed
-Our love for wars, our hate for humanity.
We need to sail on the path of success
And become that big tree that shades the earth

When will my Africa roar again
For I’ve waited many years to hear
Your name on the long lips of the world.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Blank Verse

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 20, 2015

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