Queen enthroned by nature
Blessed in royalty for all to nurture
Africa, vast in languages
Unique, gorgeous even with savages.
I stare I listen I hear I hasten
I watch I see the dance is real
In totality we understand
Our culture is a perfect seal.
Proud! Happy! Right to be black
Looking around nothing to lack
I watched the dance
The black African dance
Slowly the men moved
Their strong hands a shield shoved
They all spoke in one accent
All happily from black decent
We are African!
Black, skilled, free and African.
No animism, no blood for slavery
Pure, clean, born with bravery.
Free freer freest not freed
Captured, detained in greed.
The dance…watch the dance
Not a story told from old partly
The now we wish to pronounce
They sing and dance in royalty.
We are African! Queens & kings
Heroes, heroins freely he sings
You kill, maim, still firmly we sit
In the shackles of your chains we shift
From the pallet of dried tongue
Whitened by your sin we stand strong
Falling, rising, not demented
Shunning your belief fighting non relented.
We are African. We are black
We are African we don’t lack!
The dance spoke on
I heard the royal horn
Corruption, religion, xenophobia
Not African but a western virus
Anger, crime is yours,happy in our regalia
Africans we are, you know it’s serious.
Keep your Bible we’re not bibliophiles
We are African we have a culture
Pick these facts, replace your files
We are African, sing, we dance into the future.
Hellen Sokari Ariniatorudikieke.
23rd July 2017.