What is?

What is a man when he’s black? Constantly accused and under attack With all his efforts he encounters setbacks Pushed into drugs and selling crack Communities broken and on a backtrack. What is a woman when she’s black? Gives her all, just to fallback Disrespect and abuse is our throwback Yet we give and giveContinue reading “What is?”

Life by Charlotte Bronte

Life, believe, is not a dreamSo dark as sages say;Oft a little morning rainForetells a pleasant day.Sometimes there are clouds of gloom,But these are transient all;If the shower will make the roses bloom,O why lament its fall?Rapidly, merrily,Life’s sunny hours flit by,Gratefully, cheerilyEnjoy them as they fly!What though Death at times steps in,And calls ourContinue reading “Life by Charlotte Bronte”

Amongst the Dead Things

When it all began You were so vibrant and colourful Bright greens and blinding yellows You stood so majestic Facing the shinning sun Within months you began to whither All your flowers faded away The old leaves slowly died Before long new life began No longer did you bloom But green leaves grew firm TheyContinue reading “Amongst the Dead Things”

African Poetry

This week I have been immersed in African Literature and I have been reading Poems of Black Africa, edited by Wole Soyinka. The anthology, although lengthy, is filled with beautiful African verse and I thought I’d share one of my favourites. The poem is titled African Poetry by Agostinho Neto. Out of the horizon thereContinue reading “African Poetry”