ENDANGERED SPECIE by Emeyazia Iwediokpulu Chukwudi

The darker your skin The more suspicious you become I remember vividly while germinating They said the Devil is black. As if that isn’t satisfactory They came up with… Black-Panther,Black-Box,Black-Maria, Black-Market,Black-Chya,Black-Widow, Black-Friday and Black-Sunday. Is it a crime to be Black? If you’ve issues with my Colour Then go and ask Heaven, There is a… Continue reading ENDANGERED SPECIE by Emeyazia Iwediokpulu Chukwudi

THE CASSAVA TOO IS A FRUIT

We lived and grew beneath the soil Joyful in our minds that we toil To someday come out us cassabreties Signing autographs at festivities Shoulders lifted up high Teeth pushing out when saying ‘hi’ It was morning, we heard harsh knocks First time disturbed in our sweet underworld The ants and termites say, “They can’t… Continue reading THE CASSAVA TOO IS A FRUIT

BLACK CHILD

O child of endless potentials farther than the horizon Let the iron-cap covering you thoughts fly away like a hopeless hawk Into the lifeless desert … It shall hover, until the earth stands still For inevitable, is your arrival Hearing your cries the forests mourn Your humiliation causes the sun to shed tears Upon your… Continue reading BLACK CHILD

DARK GIRLS

Bureaucracy of greedy county men Slaves of power Freedom of pain Shameful dark girls Resent the power of their language Discriminate the choices of their leaders Mock the original truth of their existence Dark girls who paint their masks with light torching colors Approved by soldiers of perfection Dark girls who reject the rich plate… Continue reading DARK GIRLS

BUILDERS OF THE WORLD

For the world, unwillingly Africa toiled, not sparingly Like locusts in a leafy field Africans worked without sunshield The nations of progress Are the showcases of African process At heart is success Away from thought is ‘to mess’ Look at the Super Power They could have been lower Were it not for the African back… Continue reading BUILDERS OF THE WORLD