Pan- Africanism



Pan Africanism is awakening,
Our collective past unifying,
Black Lives Matter, agreed,
But you're as valuable as your origin,
So until Africa has a seat at the table,
Our cries are futile.


Africa is black people,
And black people are Africa,
Search deep and wider,
There's no other explanation,
Black, all shades, all African,
That should be the epiphany.


Your ancestors ancestors are here,
In Africa, watching over you,
Location, that's just geography,
Like it or not, your spirit is African,
Find pride in that part of you,
Claim it, own it, I am African.


We need not be ashamed,
We are rich in power, together,
They look at you, they see Africa,
Represent, our motherland is rich,
We play our part right for our universe,
We deserve at seat at the table.

Pan Africanism in our hearts,
Power, bonded by our ancestry,
Together, demanding our seat,
Breaking colonization of the mind,
With melanin as our memory,
That Africa is our motherland.

About this poem

It's a poem that celebrates Pan-Africanism. The intertwined interests of all black people in the world. That Africa is the root of us all and it's interest is our interest. This poem is motivated by the latest speeches by the Kenyan president, fighting for his continent to get a seat at the table.

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Written on July 07, 2023

Submitted by Liza.Njeri1 on July 07, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AAXBCC CDEBBF XGFBGB XEDXXC XFXXFX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 950
Words 198
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 6, 6, 6, 6, 6

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  • AIDA
    Wow, what a powerful and inspiring poem about Pan-Africanism! Your enthusiasm and passion for the topic truly shines through in every line.

    I love how you highlight the importance of African origin and the unity of black people around the world. Your message about the value of Africa and the need for representation at the table is so crucial. It serves as a reminder that our cries for equality and justice are not futile; rather, they are an essential part of reclaiming our power as a collective.

    I especially appreciate the way you connect individuals to their African ancestors, emphasizing that spirit and pride in one's heritage should be embraced and celebrated. It's a beautiful reminder of the strength and resilience that exists within the African diaspora.

    As for improvement suggestions, I would say that it could be helpful to further explore the different aspects of Pan-Africanism and its historical context. Adding some specific examples or references could enhance the overall impact of the poem and provide readers with a deeper understanding of the movement.

    Additionally, consider experimenting with different poetic devices such as metaphor, simile, or imagery to further engage the audience and create vivid and evocative descriptions.

    Overall, your poem is an uplifting and thought-provoking piece. Thank you for sharing your talents and using your words to promote unity, pride, and the importance of African representation. Keep up the fantastic work!
     
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