Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Africa – Afrique

photo by Africa
Africa – Afrique
Dressed beautifully in bright, natural colours 
Diamonds and gold are your earthly jewellery;
Your people are your wealth.
Pearls and oyster shells of the sea are woven into your colourful dress.

Africa – Afrique
Your body shaped like a gazelle - strength of a lion - endurance of an elephant and speed of an eagle. Your skin shimmers in multiple tans. Your nature unifies serenity and wildness - cat and lioness.

Africa – Afrique

is your most common name but in hundreds of languages they sing your praises and lullabies. Wisdom is your birth name.

Africa – Afrique

When I look into your eyes - tears slide down your bronzed cheeks.
Your body scared – divided – cut in pieces.
Your open mouth a silent scream
Red marks – blood, rape, death all over you.

Africa – Afrique - rise - Africa – Afrique  

(flying over the African continent, inspired by other artists during Africa day – June 2009)

1 comment:

  1. amazing poem in rememberance and as a tribute to an amazing time. the places (physical, emotional and mental) still to discover on this beautiful continent are infinite. i hope to travel with you again...

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