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Olusegun Akanbi Poems
Africa! A land flowing with milk and honey. Devoured by greed and the love for money Where corruption thrives and war is a common place Where will Africa show her true real face?
STANZA ONE He had the heart of a lion And the strength of a bear Ripping his enemies apart
Friends are hard to find so be careful Friends are like the wind They blow to you when your days are good Friends are like the storm
Beautiful gypsy riding in a caravan With a black mongrel and an old man In the cold winter
Nobody really knew of their existence until the year 2626 Prior to that year it was merely speculation
Scavenging wretch! With a long neck And a stinking breath
When the Old Wise Maker made Adam from wood and clay. He cast him in to fire of la vida And dried him in the sun as he lay Charging no man!
If only if the stars could speak And the winds could dance They will testify to our romance And call out your name
Boadicea! Oh Boadicea! I mourn for you!
You promise the sun, the sky and the moon You promise to be there for me very soon You said I was your only lover
How you shine upon our entire race And you bring us life with every motherly embrace Crimson is the color of your face
Heads over heels Like I am on love prescription pills I am crazy about this lady
Would it be right to be desperate for what is already yours? For when you least expect you shall open doors Why betray your family and friends
He lost a father She lost a son He came back in the morning
Comments about Olusegun Akanbi
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
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Africa! A land flowing with milk and honey.
Devoured by greed and the love for money
Where corruption thrives and war is a common place
Where will Africa show her true real face?
Africa! The Land of lions and zebras
Where men are hunted down like fishes in rivers
Arise Africa! For your children are suffering
Cursed with a black skin
Does this means I am nothing?
Africa today is like Africa yesterday
Good men like Nkrumah were never allowed to stay
Africa! I shed tears of blood for your children
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