WE TOOK IN

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In days gone, I was told
None was black, none was white
None was Franco, none was Anglo
None chewed arrogance, none failed tolerance
None brained nobility, none mocked religiosity….

We were all Sisters and brothers
Young stuck to the old like bread to butter
We took seats at full tables with smiles to down delicacies!
We took in sons and daughters by the hands of their chosen suitors
Murmuring not of wealth and region

And we took in Missionaries and their caps
Giving out our children for discipline and morals
Accepted new religion and doctrine without vomiting
Yes we’re used to taking in and taking in even more
Now, we must take out

This is not my Africa
Give me back my Africa of tolerance
I want it back.

Written by: Nseobong Barasuene de Poet
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

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3 comments

  1. kgbethlehem – Writer, father, grassroots and old sckool hip hop lol, in other words down to earth, laid back hippy. Welcome and I do mean welcome to my blog. Feel free to ask questions on upcoming projects and current ones (books, yes books) and I will answer them as best as I can. I enjoy fiction; mostly sci fi and fantasy but fiction in general. Discussions are a must and if you just want to say hi, well HI!!
    kgbethlehem says:

    great poetry here, if you don’t mind i reblogged on my own!~

    1. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson – Abuja, Nigeria – I am a media professional with experience in multimedia journalism, book publishing, content creation, web management, public relations, media relations, social media management, and client relationship management. My interests include multi-platform content creation and management, media relations, digital and print publishing, and youth-oriented social services. I am open to middle-level positions in organizations that encourage innovation.
      Kukogho Iruesiri Samson says:

      feel free to reblog as much as you care

      1. kgbethlehem – Writer, father, grassroots and old sckool hip hop lol, in other words down to earth, laid back hippy. Welcome and I do mean welcome to my blog. Feel free to ask questions on upcoming projects and current ones (books, yes books) and I will answer them as best as I can. I enjoy fiction; mostly sci fi and fantasy but fiction in general. Discussions are a must and if you just want to say hi, well HI!!
        kgbethlehem says:

        appreciate it, again great blog..

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