Opinion

POETRY: I Am A Proud African.

By Charles Mwewa.

I am a proud African,
Let the drums beat, the forest shake and the rivers flow.

I am a proud African,
There is an eternal blood in me, vigorous and steady.

I am a proud African,
From the lands flowing with gold and diamonds, lands of my ancestors.

I am a proud African,
I have built civilizations, toiled for nothing and reaped the wind.

I am a proud African,
Others mistake me for a bigot, a slave, or a thinkless brat.

I am a proud African,
I have birthed inventions, and my name is not associated with any.

I am a proud African,
I am strong, daring, fearless, and my veins drip with ripped marrows.

I am a proud African,
My wisdom is in my colour – dark, black and fits with any variance.

I am a proud African,
I am the hope of the world, I still treasure the jungle filled with greens.

I am a proud African,
My shape is a bottle, I treasure the rhythms of my protruding buttocks.

I am a proud African,
I speak with divine accents, feed with the roles of nature and sleep free.

I am a proud African,
This is who I am, I don’t want to be another, nor serve another.

I am a proud African,
I love all, never discriminated, never enslaved another race, I am pure.

I am a proud African,
Generosity is my outer wear, and forgiveness is my inner garment.

I am a proud African,
Abused, but never retaliated, cheated but never repatriated.

I am a proud African,
Others think that I am dull, unsophisticated and clearly brainless.

I am a proud African,
Tolerance is in my DNA, the past eluded me but the future is mine.

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Charles Mwewa is a Zambian living, working and conducting business in Canada, the author of Zambia’s most comprehensive book, “Struggles Of My People, and various articles and books. A husband and father of three girls, Charles is also a legal professor, a Christian influencer, community leader, a poet, and a thought-leader. www.charlesmwewa.com.
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Copyright © 2020 ZR.

12 Comments

  1. Aggrey

    Lovely piece what’s your Facebook or Instagram name so I can follow you

  2. Angoni

    This is refreshing not everyday politics of the HH wining on social media when he has lost more in reality than the social media wins. Nice poet there.

    • Daniel Temwani Phiri Youth Educator

      Thanks so much for making my day.

  3. Daniel Temwani Phiri Youth Educator

    These are the brains that this continent so much needs. Exemplary piece of poetry there.

  4. Musumina

    To those who saw the saliva of a teacher falling out of the start of the alimentary canal,see sense frm the article above.but those who were always running away frm sch. telling their mums and dads tht the ”madam is pregnant” as if the pregnancy were theirs,see politics frm the above article.

  5. Jungle unchained

    I am a very proud African by nature,a proud Zambian by birth.i am an African .jah bless Africa.

  6. chewe bwalya

    it has freed my mind and embracing the black seed even more❤

  7. Tz

    Great stuff.Thumbs up

  8. Charles is a SLAVE NAME

    Great piece but your “CHARLES” name gives you away.

  9. Tokar

    Nice

  10. Djpeps chazya

    Always proud to be Africa🌍
    Djpeps chazya Africa

  11. Timothy

    wow I really like this

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