Monday, 30 April 2012

Singing for Change

I sing 
of the beauty of Athens
without it slaves

of a world free of kings and queens
and other remnants 
of an arbitrary past 

of earth 
with no sharp north 
or deep south without blind curtains 
or iron walls

of the end
of warlords and armouries
and prisons of hate and fear

of deserts treeing
and fruiting 
after the quickening rains

of the sun radiating ignorance 
and stars informing 
nights of unknowing 

I sing 
of a world reshaped 

I Sing Change by Niyi Oshundare for World poems on the Underground 

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