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"My Alphabet" By Yasmin Ahmed by Nobody: 8:18am On Feb 18, 2015
Even if you like poetry or not, this is for you

This poem is one of the poems to be used in the African Poetry Project compilation to be out later in the year (hopefully). It is written by Ugandan, Yasmin Ahmed (Adams)
(c). 2015 African Poetry Project, All rights reserved.

A is for angry
The emotion that I have
B is for boring
The teacher at the front
C is for caring
The feeling that I crave
D is for dangerous
The look in my eyes
E is for elation
The feeling I’ve never known
F is for forgiving
Something I’ll never do

G is for grand
The kind of life I crave
H is for help
That no one ever gave
I is for imagination
The only asset I own
J is for Jordan
The corrupt government official
K is for killer
That the judge set free
L is for love
That is only a dream

M is for money
That the government embezzles
N is for natives
That suffer everyday
O is for oppression
That we face everyday
P is for poem
The only voice I have left
Q is for questions
That have no answers
R is for religion
That now exploits us.

S is for slums
Where most of us live
T is for torture
Every day that I live
U is for unity
Nothing but a theory
V is for virginity
That has lost sense and meaning
W is for water
That has not become scarce
X is for x-ray
To see through our government
Y is for youth
That know no truth
Z is for zeal
To be done with this regime

That is my alphabet
With all I have seen and heard
And even if you try so hard
I will surely be heard
And put an end
To a situation that is so sad.
Re: "My Alphabet" By Yasmin Ahmed by Nobody: 8:20am On Feb 18, 2015
Re: "My Alphabet" By Yasmin Ahmed by LogoDWhiz(m): 8:31am On Feb 18, 2015
This is interesting and enlightening.
Dealt with some real life issues.

Cc: obinoscopy, seun,Ishilove oma4u, d9ty7
I wish more people can see this

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