ERRORS OF CIVILIZATION (A Call to return to the African Culture)

They came to our region
With their own religion
And talk of education
They brought civilization

Oh! Civilization
See what you’ve caused
Our young women now walk the street bare and naked
As clothings they wear thatched parched racks
With artificial eyelashes that
smashes that will be burnt into ashes
I say civilization you’re wicked
See what you’ve done to the blacks
Torred her culture and left it in pieces.

Oh! Civilization
See what you’ve caused
Our mothers use to prepare roasted yam and plantain for their husbands
No wonder they lasted althrough the night
Our young women now prepare fried rice, fried chicken and noodles for their husbands
No wonder they go for tramadol for 2 hours.

Oh! Civilization
See what you’ve caused
Suicide was never a part of the African culture
Life to an African man was very precious
We watched it in movies,
Movies that have made us novice
And we’ve become novice unnoticed.

Oh! Civilization
See what you’ve caused
Our young men now dress like prisoners of Quantamobe
Look tattered and call it fashion

Oh! Civilization
See what you’ve caused
You introduced Facebook
Took our faces from our own books
Because we want to display good looks
We’re caught like a fish in a hook.

Poem By: Odudu-God E. Ekan

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