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Aziz Baako

What Do You Know About Africa?

What do you know about Africa?
Is it the news, the views or the review
Of news paper overviews.

Is it the Aids patient or the patience
We have with Western Aids?
Is it the grain of wheat
Or the gains of the elite.

What do you know about Africa?
Do you know the media exaggerates
The stories to sell their views.
Do you know we don’t sleep on trees?

I heard in the West the pictures
Shown on TV is only on HIV.
I also heard that the perceptions
Out there is that there is no reception
Because they say the whole Africa
Is in big confusion.

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Will Freedom Be Free?

Freedom is a an African youth
Enrolled in the school
Of hard knocks.
He doesn’t know about the university
But knows the rules of the universe.

All he knows about democracy
What Clara has said to him.
And again he has seen the people vote
And has observed Presidents take oath.

Freedom was all hopeful one day
When Clara told
Him to hold
On, because most of the African Leaders
Have studied the universe
In the best universities.

Yes we can hold on as the world
Becomes a better place

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