REMEMBER THE WAY HOME
Like a wandering sparrow
You wander without thought for morrow;
And like a prodigal son,
You travel far from the African sun.
Far away from the African jungle
African culture with alien mingle
Though like a troubadour you travel far from home,
Never ever forget the way that leads home.
Remember the pride of the black skin
And back home, your yearning kin;
Forget not the African Womb
And trace your way back home.
Remember the way that leads to the Nile and Niger
And forget not the strength and vitality
That flow from Chad and Benue
And the pride of Kilimanjaro and Everest.
Remember the Marauding alien tiger
Roaming round the African roots
Devouring everything African
And planting in its place senseless habits of doom.
And at last when the traverse is done,
Remember the things back home left undone;
Forsake not the African soil,
And remember the way that will lead you home.
By Purity Onyam
4th August 2020.
REMEMBER THE WAY HOME.
A piece evoking patriotism and consciousness of the African root
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