TIA (This is Africa)
Posted on May 9th, 2015

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

TIA -The land with brown soil

Where the civilized and virtuous men came in search of slaves

For centuries the land and men were tormented

Looted the nature’s resources to the end

TIA – where the lion and hyena avoids each other

Everyone is a prey at a given moment

Nothing is guaranteed

Rules by an invisible hand

TIA – where they discovered   the earliest hominids

The early civilization -the Bell-Beaker culture of Ethiopia

The golden heritage of mankind

Deliberately erased by the one track mind Archeologists

TIA- experienced so much pain

When the   King Leopold  of Belgium ordered to amputated the hands of children

Expressed repulsion when the Apartheid law rejected one man one vote system

TIA – this is the place where the music began

Harmonious one rhythm

Evolved in to the sound of Jazz

When her children enslaved in New Orleans

TIA – she has no more tears

No more blood to bleed

And no more sons to sacrifice


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