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  105.     

Africa We Stand Up For You

When they ask you tell them you are from Africa.
Africa and nowhere else.
Africa has made you
Africa has made me;
It is time to make Africa.
So Mother Africa
Do not be in haste.
Your sons and daughters
Still live.
They live you rather than leave you.
Once perched we will fly.
Fly to you and not from you.
Your songs of praise
Will always be sung unrestrained.
You are Beautiful, Africa.
Africa you will never go on your knees.
We were imprisoned,
We were exported,
We were whipped in those days,
We went on our knees,
But it was not for a lack of hope
Or a plea of submission on our part.
Rather, our kneeling was to take
Courage from the brown earth,
Your Symbol-In-Common.
Like the Saviour among thieves on the cross,
Africa will be the Lighthouse to the world.
Diop may have died at thirty-three,
Left behind only twenty-two poems,
But Africa we say this to you:
More Diops will rise.
And even live to a Senghor.
Yes, Africa, do not be in haste.
Your children are still Alive.
And no death can ever kill Us.
 
Hamza Issah Danjuma

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  106.     

South Africa Is Also My Country

From my birth South Africa is my own country
and my people can flee to an island
but my own culture and language stays holy
although this place is not safe,
I still trust on a much higher hand,
from my birth South Africa is my own country.

From my birth South Africa is my own country
even if the struggling government gives me resistance,
do oppress me with unfair laws,
even if nothing can stop the disintegration,
even if I am not safe against the onslaught,
from my birth South Africa is my own country.

From my birth South Africa is my own country,
even if some act with effrontery against my people
I come from a noble heritage,
I am proud on my Afrikaner lineage,
even if people and buildings are set alight,
from my birth South Africa is my own country.

From my birth South Africa is my own country
with no other place I have such a deep bond
and even if here I will never have any job,
I believe in God and a Christian church,
God himself still keeps my ways intact,
from my birth South Africa is my own country.
 
Gert Strydom

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  107.     

Rich With Natural Resources

Africa is a continent rich with natural resources!
But, its nationals are hungry;
However, the confindential acts from my pen will always write,
For you to read about the muse of Africa.
Oh Africa! !
With the muse of 'Madam-Easy-Life' affecting many;
With the paths of the lines taken only for easy money,
To get rich quick than, following after the laid down rules.
Once a while i do think about it!
About the very ways of the youth today;
Many have to learn; but, others do not know! !
Living in a continent full of natural resources.
The earth is full of stories and, Africa has its own stories as well;
With leaders saying things which are not clear to the minds of others,
Leading to the brain drain.
Image, encourage, age, courage, stahe, page, advantage, vantage, marriage, carriage, miscarriage!
As the heavy rains came in to wash away the choked gutters;
But, Africa is a continent rich with natural resources,
However, the pains of life are much seen in Africa today.
Oh Africa! !
Like the days of slavery with a heavy chain on one's neck;
But, where lies the future of the nationals of Africa?
Resources!
Natural resources! !
But, for how long will the African leaders sleep with them?
 
Edward Kofi Louis

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  108.     

Africa Is Calling (Passionate Breeze)

Africa is calling, come mwana come.
Ululating village women have their arms open, ready to embrace me.
The cracked, dusty African earth is ready to receive my footprints.
Africa is calling “halala”.

Africa is cheering, come ngwana come.
The sunny skies have opened up and are applauding.
The barefeet village children are ready to run and hug me.
Africa is cheering, ” huya huya”.

Africa is hailing, welcome umtwana welcome.
The tantalizing scent of mealie cobs is drawing me towards motherland.
The dry, savanna mountains have their shadows ready to salute me.
Africa is shouting, “ngiyajabula”.

Africa is singing, hello, child hello.
The beautiful Shona, Xhosa, Ndebele, Venda and Khoisan dialects are alluring.
The men at the market whistle and bow, ready to greet me.
Sele, kwaito, mbakumba, patapata, I’m ready to jive.

Motherland is humming, ngiyakuthanda, keaorata, ndinokuda, I love you.
The sunset is beaming and captivating keen to cuddle me.
The lion, ostrich and zebra will not feed until they say welcome.
The wind is whispering, “mauya”.

Africa is calling, Nature is calling.
The trees are swaying attractively eager to cuddle me.
Motherland is calling, ekhaya is calling.
Kumusha is calling, it has been long.
 
Audrey Kanyera

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