I have heard stories about Africa
Constantly with the catching phrase “motherland”
Poets bragging about Mother Nature,
Golden Savannahs, beautiful sunsets
And the diverse traditions

I have heard stories about Africa
Continuously talking about “unending wars”
Authors accentuating about HIV/AIDS
Overwhelming famine, devastating poverty
And the overall anguish

I want to hear new stories
Commemorating the word “change”
Journalists publishing stories of hope
Essential innovation, zero corruption.
And interminable peace.