20 Jun


My soul went into a dialogue;


In a rememoration

And foraging,

In yesteryears – dissecting

What had, what is, what may


The continual presage

And hallowed decay

Of this dark sun – this Africa


Hers was a hidden haven

Unadulterated, unblemished; untainted….

This was my being, my land – dear Africa

Till preyed upon

By black Vultures,

Pillared by white Hounds

Who rode her into abyssed depth,

Into a precipice of imbalance


Sagged is that once sumptuous breast

Milked by twinned evil


In the devilish colo-neocolonialism.

And her milked rind

Is not even spared

By risible glitterati –

Pseudo-angelic sons and daughters.

            Who will bail her?

            From prebendal nouveau riches

            Who now saunter

            In their ill-gotten wealth


 ©Femi Olabisi (December 2006)


Twitter: @ Femiolas


Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Poetry


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