AFRICA LIBERATION DAY

Monday, June 05, 2017

Oh Mama Africa!

How can we proudly observe 25th of May

As Africa Liberation Day

When the Liberation torch handed down to us

Was set aside to erode and rust

 

Oh Mama Africa!

How can we honestly observe 25th of May

As Africa Liberation Day

And in your heart is the suffering Congo

And how long is she yet to undergo

Fratricidal war fed upon pains and blood

And the seeds of hatred and discord

 

Oh Mama Africa!

How can we sincerely observe 25th of May

As Africa Liberation Day

And close to your heart is beautiful Rwanda

Where your children are now restless wanderers

They have finally taken the refugee trail

Carrying children, animals, mattresses and pails

 

Oh Mama Africa!

How can we proudly observe 25th of May

As Africa Liberation Day

When from the North are crawling in the Islamists

And their brother–enemies the jihadists

Each accusing the other of heretic and falsehood

They are indeed two irreconcilable brotherhoods

 

Oh Mama Africa!

How can we sincerely observe 25th of May

As Africa Liberation Day

Mama! At the foot of Mount Kenya

The lofty monument of your sons Kenyatta

Nyerere, Lumumba, Nkrumah, Mandela

 

Mama Africa!

Forgive our today leaders if they confess

Regret their greed and excesses

They promised to make us “super powers”

That over our land prosperity would ever shower

Instead they’ve made themselves the “super power”

To dominate us like mighty towers

Mama Africa!

How can we truly observe 25th of May

As Africa Liberation Day

When Liberation torch handed down to is

Was left on the way to erode and rust

 EL-MALCIK FAAL