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  105.     

I'm gonna take the South out of South Africa

I'm gonna take the South out of South Africa
the home of the slaves
and the land of no freedom

I'm gonna take the south out of South Africa
where George Wallace stood
on the University steps
and said no blacks
no blacks shall enter here
except over my dead
and crippled body

I'm gonna take the South out of South Africa
where separate but equal means
that blacks lived in the homelands
and not in their homes

I'm gonna take the South out of South Africa
where Jim Crow laws
have tried to change their colors
but it's still the same old shackles
call Apartheid

I'm gonna take the South out of South Africa
where young people are detained
...without trials
...without lawyers
...without rights
but never
... without hope

I'm gonna take the South out of South Africa
 
Oscar Mireles

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  106.     

Peace - My Beloved Country - South Africa 1994

Somewhere an eagle flies
soaring o'er the dappled skies of Africa
Somewhere a tortoise cries
ploughing through the vast disguise of Africa.
A springbok dies and a day is born
The sun comes up to greet the dawn;
A child is sighing like a bird
And a nation is sounding a very new word.

Somewhere an apple train
waddles through the winding plains of Africa.
Somewhere a sparrow feigns
acting out the birthing pains of Africa.
A lizard leaps to his mother's scorn:
'Farwell, ' she says to her first born
A breeze is lifting a newly-fledged bird
And a nation is sounding a very new word.

Somewhere a new sunrise
burgeoning before our eyes in Africa
Has seen our childrens' weary sighs
bursting into happy smiles in Africa.
An aardvark snuffles through the corn
And winks an eye at a golden fawn
A sunbird is singing like you've never heard
And a nation is sounding a very new word.
 
Margaret Kollmer

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  107.     

Africa

Africa, an isle, the land of magic
Where you live with peace
Where you get wealth, and all that you need
Where you happily live like in heaven
Where what you dream becomes true.

Africa, beautiful, decorated with gold
Pretty land shines with every hue under the sun
Black for people, yellow its minerals
Red for blood, shed for it’s survival
Green for forest marking the wild

Africa, the marvellous paradise
Full of rivers flowing north to south
Of the largest lakes, here you find them
Of those exiled there, this is that land.
Or the house of hope, for those who need life

Africa, yellow men came to make it vanish
By the power of God none of them succeeded
Of all the attempts to exploit it, yet still rich
Look at their homes, built by our Africa
Talking of Europe, Asia and America

Africa, a great store of heroes
Who-so-ever is black, known globally, is an African
Of the people with immortal spirit, they are Africans
See! Martin Luther King, and so is Mandela
Nyerere the lion, Selassie the king and even Kenyatta
 
azeez sangwa

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  108.     

Historic And Philosophic Ignorance [REVISED]

Africa’s transport infrastructure requires 5% of the budgeted
GDP while governments invest as little as 0.7% – they want
contractors to build toll roads to fund the deficit so they can
finance arms from state budgets to combat internal strife, all
this instead of investing in their own welfare

Leaders in Africa see themselves as absolute kings who own
everything, their subjects must provide for their own needs
while state coffers are robbed by these monarchs, rewarding
criminals who offer deals enriching the ruler and his minions
by stealing from the state and the people; while education is

Lacking in Africa no Enlightened Leader volunteers to guide
Africa into a new dawn, heads of state are just as subservient
to principles and responsibility as the people they serve; Africa
has not yet moved into political reform, its leaders sell out
their countries and nations to increase their personal wealth

Unaware of leadership principles, morality and advantages of
increasing general welfare; the only thing that interests them
is personal gain, there’s no moral conscience, criminals see
Africa as a golden goose to be plucked without conscience,
but who’s to blame when Africans ignore everything taught

By recent history and philosophy?
 
Margaret Alice Second

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