Twisted Daydreams Of A Slightly Confused African Youth

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Blue-eyed monsters

Chauffeured us to France

Two two-eyed monsters

Taught us how to dance

 

Dirty little children

From Africa’s within

Kwashiorkor mostly killed them

From Africa within

 

Signs and epic wonders

Oya and Sango’s wrath

Thor’s lightening, Zeus’ thunder

Oh! What does Ifa Want?

 

Abiku, Born to die

Iya tunde (yetunde) we wonder why

Sleeping shadows and rings of fire

Bush babies and Akudaaya

 

Wrapped leaves and shared needles

Fighting the war on drugs

Anything to get a high

Hoodlums, 12 year-old thugs

 

                                    Tomi Olugbemi

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