How dare they call you their own?
How dare they label you dark?
How dare they shun you?
Africa they caress you with curses
Engrave you with recurring scars
Soil on your natural beauty
Fail to recognize your beauty
Put on make up to cover your face
Terrified to be identified by your face
Africa they masquerade you white
They hide from your tongue
They masturbate in other tongues
They forsake your existence
They put you on exile
For how long will they do that?
Showering presents at your dusty feet
Gifted presents of destruction
Africa you slit the throats of your sons
And you laugh hysterical afterwards
Africa you massacre your heir
Quenching thirsty rivers with floods of blood
Overflowing flooded with corruption you endure
Thirst of hunger
When will the tears end?
Cry oh! beloved Africa
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