In Africa

In Africa we are rebels

In Africa we are on their tables

In Africa we read more their tables

In Africa we are unable to be African?

 

In Africa we are

FRELIMO

LLA

AL – SHABAAB

MPLA

BOKOHARAM

LRA

In Africa we are unable to be African?

 

In Africa we are rebels

In Africa we are wrapped in their labels

In Africa we are glued to their cable

In Africa we still hope to sit at their table

In Africa we are unable to be African?

 

In Africa we are

FRELIMO

LLA

AL – SHABAAB

MPLA

BOKOHARAM

LRA

In Africa we are unable to be African?

 

In Africa we are rebels

In Africa we dream more their fables

In Africa we are hooked

In Africa we are booked

In Africa we are crooked

In Africa we are umbilically uprooted

In Africa we are unable to be African?

 

In Africa we are

FRELIMO

LLA

AL – SHABAAB

MPLA

BOKOHARAM

LRA

In Africa we are unable to be African?

 

In Africa we are rebels

In Africa we learn well their lessons

In Africa we work hard to fill up their silos

In Africa we have emptied ourselves the African mile

In Africa we are unable to be African?

 

In Africa we are

FRELIMO

LLA

AL – SHABAAB

MPLA

BOKOHARAM

LRA

In Africa we are unable to be African?

 

In Africa we are rebels

In Africa we are wolves in their sheep clothing

In Africa we write their mystery over our history

In Africa we are circus lions following instruction

In Africa we are unable to be African?

 

In Africa we are

FRELIMO

LLA

AL – SHABAAB

MPLA

BOKOHARAM

LRA

In Africa we are unable to be African?

 

In Africa before spilling blood

For whatever good reason

We must first learn being African

Chris Msosa is a malawi-born Poet. He has recited his poems at several Art and literature events including Lake of Stars and the Story Club. Visit his blog, Chris Poetics for more poetry.