Cradle of all continents,
Now cradled by other continents,
Mother of all humanity,
Now mothered by all humanity.
Conquered by Europeans,
Enslaved by Europeans and Arabs.
Neglected by America,
And being recolonized by the Chinese.
Described as dark.
Based on color of inhabitants?
Or paucity of technology and development?
Or lack of institutions?
Trails in all known developmental and technological indices,
Yet endowed with resilient, athletic people.
Blessed with abundant natural resources,
Misappropriated by misanthropic leaders.
Humanity, your mother is suffering.
Aren’t children supposed to care for their mums?
If Africa cannot take care of Africa,
The world must help Africa take care of Africa.