TOGETHER LET US STOP MODERN SLAVERY By Peter Wazili Chitondo I look up in the sky I see free birds Flying high the horizon While my people are weeping Struggling to be free like a crying bird In the hand of the oppressor For by force they are smuggled To far countries they are taken To be used as sex workers and drug dealers Yes both boys and girls are victims For hard labour they are used with poor conditions Yet good wages they are refused Who is accountable for their suffering? It’s all because of you! And me! Who have kept our mouths shut like a door? And have failed to be a walking stick In the hand of the most vulnerable Yes a patient heart do we need To listen to the voice of the voiceless An intelligent mind we need not That only talks without actions Together lets fight modern slavery VIVA! AFRICA VIVA!