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African child


In riches and peaceful paradise
I’m an African child
Born into the harsh weather
I’m an African child
Who must trench further
I’m an African child
Ashamed, not of coal complexion
I’m an African child
The finest creature
I’m an African child
Proud of my culture
I’m an African child
Filled of strength and power
I’m an African child
Far away from defeat
I’m an African child
Whose smile calms the wild beast
I’m an African child
Who aims at an indefinite limit
I’m an African child
So blessed with talents
I’m an African child
Who fights for justice
I’m an African child
Crying loud by casualties
I’m an African child
Whose blood made the soils
I’m an African child
Who never pray for war
I’m an African child
Renamed by slavery
I’m an African child
Vocalizing the one language of love
I’m an African child
Who dances to the true African music
The world shouldn’t be complete
Without the African child.


(C) June, 2009
Author: Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

 Reblogging African child which was written in June 2009 by Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu– 



  1. Powerful and beautiful. Both of my children were born in Africa, though we are Americans. Still, we grew to know those around us in special ways and to love the land, the beauty, the heart that beats with its own echoes in Africa and beyond. Thank you so much for this.

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  2. I cannot ever fully understand your struggle. But I promise I will try to understand it to the best of my ability. Your poetry helps me tremendously in this regard. We left Africa nearly 10 years ago for family reasons. I would go back in a heartbeat. Keep writing and sharing!

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  3. Sultana Khan says:

    I am from Asia . I have heard a lot about Africa but never got an opportunity to visit this place . Your poem depicts , the beautiful African culture and people . Would love to have a tour soon ! :) nice poetry .

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  4. Vivian Zems says:

    Powerful stuff. I like!

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  5. I love it!So inspiring! and yes..I am an African child and soon the world will be dancing to the beat of my drums

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  6. kphoenix1 says:

    I love this a lot! Strength, powerful and beautiful. ❤

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  7. Indeed, we should all be proud of ourselves because we’re all God’s creations.

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  8. petrel41 says:


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  9. inaloveworld says:

    Congratulations for your poem! We are all human beings with the same birth rights. “There is only one caste…
    the caste of humanity.
    There is only one religion…
    the religion of love.
    There is only one language…
    the language of the heart.”∼ Sathya Sai Baba
    Blessings, Manuela.

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  10. This was so powerful!!!!!!!

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  11. Wonderful! I think my followers would love your stuff so I’ve nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award and you can find the page here: https://wordpress.com/post/mainepaperpusher.wordpress.com/2598

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  13. This poem touched my heart…you have an amazing talent of bringing emotion to life…thank you for writing the way you do!
    I’ve nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award, here are the details: https://betweenthelines2017blog.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/one-lovely-blog-award/
    Have a wonderful day!

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