Are they? by Yomi Edward


Those who paw our mother's thigh


and leave our fathers


to lick the rotten lot


are they our kins?


are they?




Those who call us wretched


are they radiant?


are they?




Those who stock their mouth with our national beanscake


and gulp our akamu, tewe tewe


are they of this earth?


are they?




Those who stole our voices…


and rode to affluence


on our sore-ridden backs…


are they our voices?


are they?




Wouldn't it be right


to seek our kinship


in our true kins?




Wouldn't it be right?





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