Divide – Daily Prompt!

Daily Prompt – Divide.  Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. 

The word ‘Divide’ reminds me of Division

And my mind race back to History

To the Scramble for and Partition of Africa

Divide and Rule was the name of the game

The players were the Colonial Masters

Colonialism was the tool of the game

The era of the …’lism’ words

Nationalism,  Imperialism, Feudalism were employed


That takes me to the two books I read few years ago

“How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” by Walter Rodney

“The Wretched of the Earth” by Frantz Fanon

The stories of the Lord and Masters

Versus the servant and subordinates

 Shocked as I flipped through the pages

Today, the ghost of Colonialism lives

In guises of exploitations, subjugation

Oppression, Antagonism, Violence

And the ever present Racism

Alas! The big Divide in the world


There is a wide gulf between

The rich and the poor

White and Black

The West and the Third World

Religious Ideologies

Indeed there is a big divide

The currencies and exchange rates

IPhone versus the rest of them

It’s as simple as that

Divided we fall with a big bang

United we stand firmly

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