Thursday, August 15, 2013

Black in a Manger by Clemence Chinyani

The concept of life,
Was birthed on the continent,
Spread to the world,
While its humble peoples,
Have been disparaged,
Enslaved and their culture hijacked,
Now what? 
Eat from the same table?
And betray the lives sacrificed?
Or seek vengeance,
Or sit back and enjoy the massage,
Of heroic mentions of our credentials,
Rather than be,
Slaves of a modern era,
Africa be,
But our original selves!