Poetry

I’M AN AFRICAN By Ajao

Written by Editor

Flaunt your color, black or brown
For there’s naught like this gratuity; the colour of life.
The journey began with incessant toils,
When the Whites came and subjugated our land.

Our hymen was broken by their invasion,
Their culture forced on us.
Their words were mortal sins,
Their food tasted bitter, like smoke it made us choke.

Flaunt your color, black or brown.
Let go of memories of the pathetic days;
When your kind for their color were treated as cursed.
Flaunt your color,
For yours is indeed a glorious inheritance.

A wolf in sheep’s clothing they called themselves the Messiah,
Lucifer in Jesus’s attire.
They tried to imprison our spirit
But their effort was brought to naught.

And oh yes,
Today, I flaunt my color
I am black not white!

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.