Talking Drums

The West African News Magazine

Poets' Corner

In This World To Come

Lasana M. Sekou, New York, USA

Let there be a strong ordinance
A universal convenant
To distribute the resource
A natural law
To return the wealth
To the source

A collective vigilance
A united force
Protecting the people
From the disruptors
The local traitors
The multi-national manipulators
From the tri-lateral conspirators

Let the constitution emerge.
I and I and I
People of One earth.

To erase
The selfish sovereigns of old
From their bloody seats of gold

So who will raise the children
for this awesome feat
Who will guide the sight of nations
To answer this call
To distribute the resource
To return the wealth
To the source

talking drums 1984-09-10 one year covering a region in turmoil