seeds of sankara

Once barren plains green with harvest
Seeds of Sankara
Spreading like a swarm of bees
Red berets sprouting across the continent
Growing like the sands of the Namib
Parliament stimulated in Cape Town
Parliament burnt down in Ouagadougou
Neo-colonialism going up in flames
Sankara a ghost
An apparition the heartland
Striking back on Halloween
Once barren minds beginning to understand
Once fearful hearts standing up without fear
Once barren plains lush with vegetation
Irrigating my little pasture
Walking alongside a phantom without fear
Minding my business
Africa is my business
My concern
Africa rising one fist at a time


Copyright © knox mahlaba 2014
Author – Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit




  1. Reblogged this on thegatvolblogger and commented:
    Apt. The longevity of a man’s ideas, character and philosophy defines who his position not only in the world but minds and hearts of the people. That writers and poets, Burkinabe youth and Africans across the world continue to be inspired by Thomas Sankara is a testimony to his greatness. Thanks nativedrum for sharing.

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