Saturday, August 18, 2012

ARE WE STILL SLAVES? (On the South African Massacre)

Are We Still Slaves?!

Black men bleed dead on Zuma's ground
No more to hear the piercing sound
Of white man's bullets flying by
Nor shake their head, or breathe a sigh!

So I ask, are we still slaves?

When...

Once and again on running track
Bolt beat them all, a tall man black
And did you not all clap with glee
For all the watching world to see?

And...

Black Barack kid from Kenya's hill
He rules sure at Capitol Hill;
Did not your wives and young'uns
Blow loud for him the victory Horns?

Say...

Did not black Ben with coallike skin
Make a miracle no eyes have seen?
Did Ben not share the Binder boys
And let them both to pick their toys!

Yes...

I'm sure you know Emeagwali
And sure you fear the black Ali.
What would you say of Luther King
Or Soyinka of whom we sing?

So...

Would Maya Angelou not weep
And Stevie Wonder purse his lips?
What would you say to Jesse Jack
And every great one with skin black?

Please tell me, are we still slaves?

14 comments:

  1. No more slave.
    We are free @ last
    We are blessed
    We are loaded

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    1. Yes we are by God's grace and our conscious effort towards our freedom.

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  3. No more slave.
    We are free @ last
    We are blessed
    We are loaded

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  4. Alfred Marshal OffeiAugust 19, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    People of their own native land, subjected like slaves. Oh! like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. i want to shout tonight, "LET US CARVE A TUNNEL OF HOPE IN THE DARK MOUNTAIN OF DISAPPOINTMENTS". Realistically speaking, Samson, you are asking if we are still slaves. When the only song of freedom you know how to sing has been taken away from you and replaced with thongs of pains and discord in bondage. When one cannot freely experience himself or herself within the confines of his or her geographical territory. The spirits of our fathers who fought so hard so that we can be here today, am sure are weeping now. But in all these things, we will still lift up our eyes to the hills so that we will not kill, we will do all we can to remove the veil because blood flows in our veins which means we will never live in vain. Let us keep on fighting not with deadly and dangerous weapons of mass destruction but with a powerful conscience of love to bring peace and unity building our lives on the immortal pillars of truth, equity and justice. Men do not cry, they usually say but this piece has made a ball of tear drop down my cheeks. May the souls of all those killed today rest in peace. Please Lord, heal our lands and especially all South Africans, give them courage to march on like Marshals.

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    1. You can say that again Sir Alfred Marshal... the truth is that we a are still slaves, more by our own doing by the doings of another.

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  5. I am in love with your poems especially for the fsct that they are in tune with reality. Thanks for what you are doing.

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    1. Thank you Sir Edwin. I am a great fan of your back to the roots movement for our own pidgin language and I am honored to have your comment on my blog. Thank you Sir.

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  6. Kukogho! Kukogho! Kukogho! Mouth-piece of the unheard, liberator without beard, your rythm and rhymes are pure, you're going places this I know for sure...

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    1. Even though I dont know who you are, I thank you for your kinds comments. I am only answering the call on poetry within me.

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  7. Though am not a poet,buh i do enjoy every bit of wat u guys r doing here.kukogho keepup d good work n d sky will ur starting point.

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    1. Oh, thanks Sir Glen. I really am glad that a 'non poet' could appreciate this. It means a whole lot to me.
      Thanks again.

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  8. Africa! some said thou'r the second class largest continent but i say Africa is the first class largest continent,
    please accept my compliment.

    Weldone sir, i like thy poems, they are really touch.

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    1. Thank you Sir Aminu. You are write about the 'GIANT' continent of Africa...
      I appreciate your endorsement of my works.

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