Caribbean Literature

Forgive Us Our Debts

Roi Kwabena

........wish we had a father
not only in heaven
but also on earth.
we would forgive
our debtors
and all those who
trespassed against us
the genocide...
the chattel slavery.....
the indentureship.....
the religious conversion....
the plunder of our antiquities....
the economic deprivation....
the scientific exclusion....
could we expect
our debts to be forgiven
so that we may feed our people
we wont be led into
military aggression
we will uphold the ideals
of tolerance and equality
we will fair trade
all commodities
we will promote
sustainable development
and protect
the earth's environment
oh! can we expect
our debts to be forgiven
as we adhere to principles
that will be beneficial to all of humanity
we the rich-but considered poor nations
of the southern hemisphere.....

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Last modified 1 June 2005