African Eyes



We're standing as equal today's white man,
with hungry eyes, computer at hand,
but as I remember the days we had,
when you were keeping the whip in your hand,
the days our people was still your slave,
when you drove them straight to the grave,
I'm filled with anger, I'm filled with pain,
for all their struggle has gone in vain.

I'll show you some day, some day in time,
maybe not me but someone of mine,
that their struggle was not in vain,
someday our tribe will win the game.

We're standing as equal today's white man,
with hungry eyes, computer at hand,
I see how you suffer, I see how you fear,
I can see your eyes are growing a tear,
I know you remember the days we had,
when you were keeping the whip in your hand,
I know you're sensing my day is near,
maybe tomorrow or maybe next year.
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Submitted by sifis on September 20, 2019

Modified on March 14, 2023

48 sec read
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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABcBddee xxex ABfxcBff
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 776
Words 155
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 8, 4, 8

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