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Obama. Credo Mutwa. 2009


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Credo Mutwa wrote this back in 2008, and published it in 2009. Pretty spot-on predictive poetry.An actor walks upon the floodlit stage of lifewearing a mask of an angel beneath a demon's gown.Pretence smiles upon the crowded hall of lifeholding out hope as bright as it is false.Son of a woman in whose veins flows the bloodof ancient Ireland and dark Africa's plains.You are Obama, nick-named the standing kingYou are Barack, oh, son born to deceiveThe suffering hoards of Africa look up to you,See a black saviour where nought but a Judas strides.An entrapper of nations, bringer of dismal warBehind the robes and the nylon wings of hopeOh, may those who look upon you, see you as you are.May those who hope in you behold you as you beA prince deceitful to bring down Africa's shrinesA siren who leads Africa's ships onto rocks of obliteration.Your rule my lord will not be one of peaceYour reign my king will not be one of smilesEven as we speak in caves both dark and dankEnraged fanatics plot your dark demiseThey will put around your head a blood wet martyr's crown.Oh black Kennedy following the one beforeMay God forgive thee and thy fiery spouseAs you walk in silence from the stage of lifeBarack Obama, blessed son, Oh standing king.



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