I stand up daily
Wear my running shoes
To escape from an enemy
Disguised as a friend
It is a real parasite
If you are not aware
It will suck you dry

Run for your life
It chases the African nation
Emancipate yourself
From its chain
For once it gets you
You become its slave

You are such a bully
You are beating us
Until we are on our feet
Taking everything away
From us even our daily bread

The people are wailing
The children are failing
To reach their dreams
For you have oppressed them
Suffocated their success

Oh Mr poverty
If people are depressed
Why won’t you leave?
If people don’t want you
Why are you still among them?