A Novel Generation

                                                Betrayed and backstabbed

By our African brothers.

Insulted, humiliated and robbed

By Our European brothers.

We are the descendants

Of defeated Kings and Queens.

We are the infants

Of two distressed twins.

Sold like cattles,

Winners of many battles:

We are the new generation,

We are the fine products

Of a new creation.

We walk proud like ducks

Of the newly man-made lakes,

We helped and we chased away the fakes:

We are the dreams of our forefathers.

We are, at last, speaking in unison,

Like cousins, like brothers and sisters;

Every day, we are forging new union.

We are stronger than ever,

We are smarter than the dead fish of the river:

We are the modern generation.

We are building new bridges,

The world is our nation.

We are building new stages,

While fighting and defeating the old aristocracy.

This is indeed our century:

We are the novel generation.


Copyright © June 2020, Hébert Logerie, all rights reserved.

Hébert Logerie is the author of several collections of poems.


This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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