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The Raw Heart of Africa

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Post No. 886

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The Raw Heart of Africa

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Civilisation peels back the skin

Of sophistication ~

No more than a veneer

Layered very thin ~

Over Africa’s raw heart.

I bleed to see how

It was used and abused

Bribed over generations

Corrupted, outsmarted

By men who stole its wealth.

And, infected now itself,

It cannot reverse time

But openly try to recover,

Unwrap what was papered over.

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©Denise G Allen, 16 October 2015 13:30

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

5 thoughts on “The Raw Heart of Africa

  1. Greed is the seed
    that turned Eden to weed
    always lusting for more
    than what was the need
    and what left remained
    but desolation, indeed.

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