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Reflections of an African

06 May 2014, 08:51

We never achieved freedom but a freeze on oppression

But now as the ice begins to melt the beast awakens

Awakens from the deep sea of meditation, dedication and education

Dedicated to rule and never let go,

Educated on ways to get fresh flesh to blend with his

Blindly we smile at a candle thinking it’s the light we have been hoping for.

But then the candle vanishes with the blowing wind and we return to the dark.

We never achieved freedom of speech but just a right to speak

To utter words and never afforded an audience

And without an audience our words are as good as mute.

Our cries are like a melody that rocks babies to sleep

They go on throughout the day and night, but nobody listens

He who does, emerges from the hive with a sting ready to sting

And quickly disappears with the never-kept promise to come back.

And we go back to our hives to make more tasteless honey.

We never achieved equality but just a rise on quantity

An increase that is stagnant and never grows to maturity

We are mannequins in dark suits and pink dresses that attract the rich

And at night our dark suits and pink dresses are taken away

Stored safely in the warmth of a closet, where we can’t steal them

Our naked, lifeless bodies left out in the cold to be used again tomorrow.

We never achieved equality but a rise on quantity

We never achieved the right to education but a right to go to school

To sit like pigs in a pigsty, fed hogwash-rich meals that keep one full for days

So full that one stops thinking and only thinks of sleeping

To wake up in a tomorrow that is decades old

And we feel left behind when the future sets in the horizon far away

We have never governed but are governed

Little puppets dancing to the voice of the master

String here and string there and we dance along uncontrollably

Like juveniles who over indulged in pressed grapes

And have no clue of the direction of the rotation of the earth.

And we wake up hung over more that we can’t even think.

My dear Africans we never achieved freedom, but a freeze on oppression

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