Anele TheAfrikanSon kaMthethungqongqo Potelwa

Rookie (1992 March 03 / South Africa (eDutywa, Mfenguland, staying in Cape Town))

Africa The Dignity Deferred


I am Africa
I am the mother
I am Africa
A father to mothers
I am Africa
An ancestor to fathers

I gave life
I gave birth to all these notions
With motions
I begot all these valleys
Mountains I natured
And fountains I matured

But wars acted
In no time my life was rejected
The spilling of blood was perfected
And thus today I am neglected
Today they predilected

I am Africa
Never-the-less I survived slavery
And tried to instill peace
But the strong thunders of poverty came
And they left me into pieces

To hollow rocks I whispered
And the murmuring trees dispersed
Dancing with the deasese, hate!
That made me lose my coasts
And post to post I felt all costs

I am Africa
My poetic buff is still boilling
Rolling and gliding with blood and tears
Till today I am fighting
Yes I am contesting to redeem myself

Beyond the dignity
That was degraded by earthy spheres
Each day and each night
And for each life taken
I bow and lose my love
And my dignity is deferred

Submitted: Sunday, January 29, 2012

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  • Rookie Oladipupo Fagbolu (4/15/2012 8:24:00 AM)

    Great poem brother, excellent delivery (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Frank Acquafredda (3/11/2012 4:08:00 PM)

    very deep, your passion screams out in this poem. well done (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 172 Points Siyabonga A Nxumalo (2/20/2012 10:50:00 PM)

    Oh man! lena ke ingenza ngizidle ngobu African bam indenza ndifis' ubhabhe emoyeni okwentaka.ngenanele ubuhle beAfrica ngibubukela phansi, ngiphuze kulezompophoma, ngibhukude kuleyo milambo..ngiphethe ngokuqhwakela kulezo ntaba zimakhelekethe...beautiful, ...beautiful poem mtakaPotelwa. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 197 Points Pheko Motaung (2/18/2012 2:48:00 PM)

    Young, gifted and black! You're a fantastic poet Anele! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Prince Kodom (2/6/2012 6:40:00 AM)

    i av alwayz said you are the man. nice shot keep it up. we are black, and we are proud of being afrikanz. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,808 Points Smoky Hoss (1/29/2012 10:22:00 AM)

    Very powerful poem, the force of the human spirit is definately in this one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eric Cockrell (1/29/2012 9:25:00 AM)

    strong passionate song... the full bodied love for your Africa! very well written! (Report) Reply

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