Query, by Akwasi Aidoo

We are a developing country…You say?

That we need
Time to mature?
Unity to develop?
Discipline to compete?

Hmm…when we have
Time
Unity &
Discipline

And…before we
Mature
Develop
and
Compete

Can we
Dance?
Dream?
Struggle?

Can we resist your
folly?
With justice?

© akwasi aidoo

This poem was originally published by Pambazuka. This “Sent Email Poem” was shared on the IDEX staff listserve during Thanksgiving last year.

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