Why have you chosen the avaricious shepherd?
Do you not see his thirst for your fleece?
How can you not see his greed?
Do you not see how he trades you for three a pence?
Do you not see how he leads the flock astray?
Do you not see how he leads you away from the Nile
And leads you into the Sahara?
Do you not see how he exploits your young calves?
Do you not see how he fills himself with your milk?
He puts the fattest sheep on his table.
Do you not see how he makes the flock feeble?
Will you not rise?
To cast him away,
He and his likes
To be seen no more.
Will you not choose a good shepherd?
Who will lead you to the stream of sweetness,
Who will feed you with pasture of greatness,
Who will passionately care for your calves?
Be the great the Creator made you,
The stout and hardy sheep with fluffy fleece.
Oh Afric, be the great you were made be!
Oluwafemi Babasola is a poet and writer. He loves writing passionately as it is a tool he likes using to express himself. He writes a wide range of categories which include motivation, sports, fitness tips and thought provoking articles.