Dreams

Dreams

African children have different kind of dreams:
Noble, high and lofty, some as thick as a beam
Varying descriptions and modified themes,
Some probably have an happily-ever-after trim

Koffi from Ghana, Jammeh from Gambia
Musa from Nigeria and Kaunda from Zambia
Worlds apart, nations apart, but are bound together
By their dreams, and their Africa

But overtime, reality seems to make such dreams thin
As hunger strips layer by layer the fat beneath his black skin
For if he can ill afford to live per day on half a dollar bill
How much more his dream, relegated to the might-have-beens

Best to strive and keep clutching at hope
Never giving up the fight, dope or nope
To the end that in the end his dream is not roped
Whether or not from Africa he elopes

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