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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