|The African Saga (FEMRITE Publications, 1998, 102 p.)|
|Poems of Protest|
Pearl of Africa
Heart of this suckling continent
Star of this ravaged haven
Switzerland of mountainous glory!
Ocean of inexhaustible resources,
Cradle of the rushing Nile
Where rain and shine
Are locked in a passionate embrace.
Oh, seat of the crowned crested crane
How you suffuse me with beauty!
The pearl lives in an ocean of slime
A peacock stripped of beauty
The rivers froth blood
Ghosts whisper in guttural voices
Swarming the whole land!
The gun is the spokesman
Prison is the courtroom
Detention is the password
Genocide is no crime.
Darkness in broad daylight
Funerals a national celebration
Whispers in motherland
Whimpering deers in homeland.
Yet the children are perched on the branches
And amidst the illusive shadows
Shafts of light are hidden
Life will not die
Sanity will not be buried.