THE NEW AFRICAN SOCIETY AND THE PROBLEMS OF THE INNER CITY
The Belly of the City
No need to speculate on the causes
When all around us is decadence and indifference
Neglect closes the corridors of the mind
To conceal what we have created .
No wonder only crude images prevail
With no accurate images about the poor and the homeless
The homeless are given the responsibility to receive
Government supper, private food, drink, and shelter
Never a responsibility to either the giver nor the receiver.
Is this the nature of society we have created from freedom ?
With no manifestation of God to Let God be God
Without a theory that transforms; we give and receive in vain
Ever feeling good but all along helping
To transform the homeless the poor and the rejected
Into nameless nomads to dwell
In the belly of the city.
Dedicated to all who immigrate from the African
Villages and find themselves alone and homeless
In the new African Cities without Families and friends.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, REV Peter E Adotey Addo
Sunday November 18, 2001