I am a daughter of the mountain, Born south of sahara,
North of limpompo,
In the virgin forests of Africa,
My skin is chocolate My mind is a dagger,
Sharp and brilliant is what they say I am Fit,bold and beautiful,
Donot pity me,
Dont use my portraits for self gain Instead nurture my talent,
My future is bright, Amnot entitled to charity,
Give me an opportunity, I will thrive. Accept my flaws,
Donot discriminate me, Am like any other,
Teach me to read and write, I am uniquely gifted.
I am the son of the soil,
Daughter of my land,
I am the backbone of my society,
I will deliver them from bondage,
I am a star, brighter than your futures.
Why can I not shine? Give me am opportunity,
Give me freedom,
I am an African child.
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