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I Am An African Child

What can you see in me except for my skin? I am black and proud. Humble but i have my pride. Am a street king. Bare footed i walk the street. Am well known in every zone. You say am weak,

but listen. In me there is no retreat. In me there is no surrender. I fight until i cry. If you know my fear, tell me. I am never afraid. Even when the masqurade dance i follow closely behind. What do you see? Shame? Well listen and learn. With almost toothless

mouth, i smile. I like playing half naked, with my tommy like kwashiorkor. When i fall, i get up. Cleaning my body with my dirty hand. Outfitted or not, every sunday i wear my best cloth to church. Without night bath i sleep on my mat. But when i wake up,

i find myself on a cold floor. Like goldminers, i diligently i seek for tyres to roll around with my other brothers. Like an he goat it takes more than a stroke of cane to make me change. In finding trouble, there is great humor and i run away when i find one. Am black as dark.

At night the only thing you see is my white eyes. An African Child Am proud That is who i am.

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