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Friday’s Poetic Pause: “Query” by Akwasi Aidoo

This is a new feature I’m introducing on Fridays on how-matters.org, the sharing of poetry related to aid and development work. First off, a treasured poem by Akwasi Aidoo, Executive Director of TrustAfrica.

Query

We are a developing country…You say?

That we need
Time to mature?
Unity to develop?
Discipline to compete?

Hmm…when we have
Time
Unity &
Discipline

And…before we
Mature
Develop
and
Compete

Can we
Dance?
Dream?
Struggle?

Can we resist your
folly?
With justice?

© akwasi aidoo

Have some poems you treasure that you’d like to share with fellow aid workers and do-gooders? Please send them my way at email.howmatters@gmail.com!

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This poem originally appreared at: http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/books/38422

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