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Home of An African Son

Home of An African Son

written by: Eduardo de Bosco

 

I was born
Where the sun sets not
And rises not
Darkness feeds on our eyes
Making use of our sights

The scarecrow
Scares no more
But invites the foes
To dig out the gold
Which our fathers sold

I was born
Where the sun sets not
And rises not
The protector is a predator
Dressed in papa’s clothes
And mama lacks the courage
To desecrate his peace

I was born
Where the day is dark
The sun sleeps in the sky
And my people sleep in sorrow

Eduardo De Bosco

Eduardo De Bosco

Eduardo de Bosco is by birth named Edward Boateng. He is a Liberian-Ghanaian, born to a Ghanaian father and a Liberian mother. He is a Salesian of Don Bosco, a Songwriter, an Activist, and a Poet whose love for humanity and the values of society is the chief source of his inspiration in poetry. He has written a number of Socio-Politico poems as well as other poems which present striking interrogatives of his home country Liberia, of Africa and the world at large. His major themes are: Liberation, Reformation, Restoration, Preservation, Self-Discovery, Nature and Religion, and Identity.
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