Poetry

POSTCOLONIAL By Adisa Aminat Olabisi and Bada Yusuf Amoo

Written by Editor

There is a pail of error in their rationale
that we are drawn in and debased us
into accepting whatever the end is
like a child trying to speak,
yet its parents speak more than one language.
the discussion could be absurd but we are yet to be free from the shackles of their mightiness.
no longer the case of chain and torture as it was
but the case of our brothers who have failed to push us at the buttocks
and left all our hopes in the wicked side of dehumanization.
You can’t imagine how ecstatic the prosperity
of a man you’re shaving his head in his absence.
had it been that we are all at the Berlin Conference,
maybe we will have different narratives as against the present. – Bada

We brought the first light of civilization to Africa’: so they told us in their literature books
That Africa! Before our arrival was land of barbarism, primitiveness and evil
We gave them religion, education and identity
In exchange, they overpowered and took over our human, natural and mineral resources
Everything to their selfish exclusive usefulness
In return, we got peanuts, mirrors, guns, gin
Not excluding individualism, hatred and lost of rich culture and heritage
How commendable great Messiahs!
They beclouded our brains
And now
No more originality as Africans – Adisa

About the author

Editor

Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.