Africa, Its Towns And Its Humans

Africa, Its Towns And Its Humans

Africa is a biiiiiiiig country with many towns:

In those towns, you will find jungles with a lot of wild animals–

Lions, elephants, giraffes, antelopes, monkeys–name it.

There are a lot of humans there too.

Those humans, hmm, they don’t go to school,

They can’t speak or write pretty Engrish.

Their children are malnourished with bulging stomachs and skeletal bodies;

They feed on less than a dollar a day.

Those people, hmm, they drink dirty water,

They don’t have access to clean water.

Those humans, hmm, they live in mud huts with thatch roofs.

Some of them even dwell on trees with monkeys.

Every house in Africa has at least a giraffe,

That ruminant with long neck, as pet.

It is such a sweet pet too,

It sometimes feed from its owners’ hands.

In Africa, there are no side walks,

No roads, no bicycles, no cars, no trucks, no airplanes–

Those people, hmm, they go on all their journeys on feet, bare feet.

I am one of the human beings from Africa,

Ebony-skinned with a head full of wild, kinky curls.

This human, hmm, she did not go to school

And cannot speak or write pretty Engrish.

I come from that town in Africa called Nigeria.


©2015, Ayobami Temitope

Also featured on  Random Poems of Mine-http://randompoemsofmine.blogspot.com/2015/05/africa-and-its-towns.html

Advertisements

About Ayustoppydaykay

I am Ayobami Temitope Kehinde, a prolific writer. The posts here are my brainchildren and a lot of them have been featured on my Facebook wall and pages before now. I write inspirational stuffs, fictions, non fictions, poems and plays and sometimes I resort to humour. You may not copy any of my posts without acknowledging me as the author. Thank you for checking up my blogs. I know you will love what I have here. I can also be found on http://randompoemsofmine.blogspot.com/, http://preciousay.blogspot.com/ and http://mycollectionofyorubahymns.blogspot.com/
This entry was posted in Poems and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s