Children of Sankara
written by: Mbizo Chirasha
Children of Sankara! Bathing in the river of salt, poetry, and song
Beautiful children of a fat revolution, a revolution that roasted colonial fungi in the summer song
Shadows of Sankara and Lumumba sharing rich patriotic coconut in fields of upper volta
See, juju borrowing your salt to cook the beetroot of another struggle, Gambia singing your song.
Abacha, walking naked drunk with booze and blood
Sarowiwa dancing with virgins in the Eden of Biafra
Son of Uhuru hunting wisdom in the deepest of Timbuktu caves
Childen of Sankara,
I dreamt of fire burning the social fingers of the state,
Sing songs of the country to repent puppies and puppets.
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