An African Dreams
The Cry of Africa
Today I spoke with a man from Ghana
And was moved by what he said.
His beloved country and continent
Have longed for justice and good.
He spoke of his son
Currently studying in China,
And seems to enjoy all that the Chinese offer.
Cost of college is great
Compared to elsewhere
And the Chinese are quite hospitable
To a man from Africa.
My friend from Ghana,
Jo-Jo by name,
Wishes that all nations
Would treat Africa the same.
His words, pumped full with passion,
Spoke of Africa's journey
From the slave trade, colonization,
The quest for gold and diamond
The demeaning of the African man.
Jo-Jo was agitated, as he called for change
It's time for Europe and Asia
To restore Africa's prominence.
Africa is beautiful, Jo-Jo called,
Why don't nations invest and build Africa again?
Jo-Jo spoke of China's push
To do good in Africa
And hopes that this country
Will make his homeland
A diamond in the sun.
We can hope with Jo-Jo
And do good where we can
To restore, rebuild, and lift Africa
To cherished status again.