MIKE SANTIAGO


Africa


What is Africa to me a place of Antiquity?
Where warriors braved the desert sand
And pharaohs ruled throughout the land
A land so precious with diamonds and gold
People dying young and old

Kingdoms flourished far and near a people
Strong without any fear, a continent stricken
With poverty and sin, a people at war
Abiding within, what is Africa to me
The birthplace of humanity

Submitted: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Edited: Friday, April 04, 2014

Topic(s): culture


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