I am an African

I am an African

An African bred and fed

In the land of my Mother

I am an African

A dreamer, a believer

Born to be an achiever

I am an African

A solid foundation for the children of tomorrow

A heart filled with no sorrow

I am an African

A free soul and spirit

A spirit of peace and not war

A heart that is no longer sore

I am an African

A fighter who brings peace and love

A fighter for the God above

I am an African

Born and bred in the land that was once filled with strife

No more shall it be

That I am an African

With a heart that’s not free

I am an African

Not an animal

So don’t beat on me

Because I am no longer a slave,

But liberated and free.

Kay-Lynn, 13