I Shall Remember The Congo

by Sophia Sewell-Ba


In remembrance of the victims Africa's Holocausts.
 
I shall Remember- the Congo 
 
I shall remember
I will not forget
How king Leopold II
Cut off my brothers 
and Sisters hands in the Congo
When they didn't pick 10 kilos of rubber 
to fill up their baskets.
 
I shall remember
I will not forget
How my Congolese brothers and sisters
Where hacked and torture to death.
 
I shall remember
I will not forget
How soldiers chopped off a hand for 
Every bullet they spent.
 
I shall remember
I will not forget
How they penned in our sisters 
and their children
Tied together with ropes around their necks.
 
I shall remember
I will not forget
How they slaughter babies
And spread their entrails around Congolese villages.
 
I shall remember
I will not forget
How they chopped off 
My brotherís penises 
and hacked off my sisters breasts.
 
I shall remember
I will not forget
How they cut out Congolese women's intestines.
 
I shall remember
I will not forget
10 million out of 20 million Congolese 
were murdered for Belgium profit.
 
I shall remember 
I will not forget
Belgium owes Congo Reparations!!!
 
Let's not forget
Europe owes 
Victims of Africa's holocausts
When will we demand full reparations 
for the Atlantic Slave Trade and Congo Free State.
 
Africans need to remember
At our peril
We forget!!!!!
 

I Shall Remember The Congo by Sophia Sewell-Ba

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