AFRICA POEMS

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  • 13.
    The African Chief

    Chained in the market-place he stood,
    A man of giant frame,
    Amid the gathering multitude
    That shrunk to hear his name--
    All stern of look and strong of limb,
    His dark eye on the ground:--
    And silently they gazed on him,
    As on a lion bound.

    Vainly, but well, that chief had fought,
    He was a captive now,
    Yet pride, that fortune humbles not,
    Was written on his brow.
    The scars his dark broad bosom wore,
    Showed warrior true and brave;
    A prince among his tribe before,
    He could not be a slave.

    Then to his conqueror he spake--
    'My brother is a king;
    Undo this necklace from my neck,
    And take this bracelet ring,
    And send me where my brother reigns,
    And I will fill thy hands
    With store of ivory from the plains,
    And gold-dust from the sands.'

    'Not for thy ivory nor thy gold
    Will I unbind thy chain;
    That bloody hand shall never hold
    The battle-spear again.
    A price thy nation never gave
    Shall yet be paid for thee;
    For thou shalt be the Christian's slave,
    In lands beyond the sea.'

    Then wept the warrior chief, and bade
    To shred his locks away;
    And one by one, each heavy braid
    Before the victor lay.
    Thick were the platted locks, and long,
    And closely hidden there
    Shone many a wedge of gold among
    The dark and crisped hair.

    'Look, feast thy greedy eye with gold
    Long kept for sorest need:
    Take it--thou askest sums untold,
    And say that I am freed.
    Take it--my wife, the long, long day,
    Weeps by the cocoa-tree,
    And my young children leave their play,
    And ask in vain for me.'

    'I take thy gold--but I have made
    Thy fetters fast and strong,
    And ween that by the cocoa shade
    Thy wife will wait thee long.'
    Strong was the agony that shook
    The captive's frame to hear,
    And the proud meaning of his look
    Was changed to mortal fear.

    His heart was broken--crazed his brain:
    At once his eye grew wild;
    He struggled fiercely with his chain,
    Whispered, and wept, and smiled;
    Yet wore not long those fatal bands,
    And once, at shut of day,
    They drew him forth upon the sands,
    The foul hyena's prey. read more »

  • 14.
    The Explorer In Africa

    Yet mine are higher, holier purposes;
    For I will cleave this darkling continent,
    As with a sword of intellectual light; read more »

  • 15.
    African Interlude

    I t'inkin' da war now go for stop
    Between Black Sammo, da slush,
    An' Nicko, da boss of da fry-fish shop.
    All sound of da conflic' hush read more »

  • 16.
    On Being Brought from Africa to America

    'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
    Taught my benighted soul to understand
    That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too:
    Once I redemption neither sought nor knew. read more »

  • 17.
    The Traveller in Africa

    A Dramatic Sketch


    A Forest. Night. read more »

  • 18.
    Boots

    INFANTRY COLUMNS

    We're foot--slog--slog--slog--sloggin' over Africa --
    Foot--foot--foot--foot--sloggin' over Africa -- read more »

  • 19.
    I am an African

    Not because im black.
    But because my heart warms
    And tears run down my face
    When i think about AFRICA. read more »

  • 20.
    Africa's Soul

    I have never been to Africa
    I have only seen programs on TV

    Verdant jungles teeming with wildlife read more »

  • 21.
    ! ! Spirit of Africa

    To
    visit Africa,
    to spend time
    to notice read more »

  • 22.
    Africa

    Africa, Beautiful yet unappreciated
    Africa, Sahara to the Atlantic
    Africa, From Zulu Land to Yoruba Land
    Africa, From Nile River to River Niger read more »

  • 23.
    AFRICAN PIRATES

    Freedom fighter or terrorist? Depends whose side you’re on,
    Africa’s ‘freedom fighters’… proud pirates everyone,
    No freedom was ever gained for Black folk’s kith or kin,
    Their fight was not for liberty, but to loot now from within. read more »

  • 24.
    Africa

    Africa my Africa
    Africa my mother land
    land of milk and honey
    land of natural beauty read more »

New Africa Poems

  1. your beauty is africa, ademola oluwabusayo
  2. Daughter of Africa 2 - the Director's Cut, Peter Rhodes
  3. take me to africa i dream of, ademola oluwabusayo
  4. We Are The Stars Of Africa, Gbolagade Taiwo
  5. Rhythm Of Africa!, Edward Kofi Louis
  6. A lament for true heroes, Melikhaya Zagagana
  7. Africa-the-Mermaid-Princess [REV.], Margaret Alice Second
  8. the new africa, ademola oluwabusayo
  9. mama africa, Emmanuel chibuike ikechukwu
  10. Arise and shine africa, Emmanuel chibuike ikechukwu
  11. Africa, Emmanuel chibuike ikechukwu
  12. who could cure africa?, ademola oluwabusayo
  13. hamlet without a prince in africa, ademola oluwabusayo
  14. Cry of africa, ademola oluwabusayo
  15. africa, tsholofelo phakathi
  16. Mother Africa Smiles..., MoonBee Canady
  17. I Am Africa, Emone Emmanuel
  18. Zimbabwe 2013, Terry Dawson
  19. I See Vision, Sandile mngadi.
  20. AFRICA HAS A SOUL, kemurl fofanah
  21. Africa, Lunico Nyandu
  22. Africa, Okechukwu Iroegbu
  23. Nigeria, Abubakar Abdulkadir
  24. Face Africa, Charles Jagongo
  25. I Am Africa, Makabongwe Nkambule
  26. Different countries, but still children .., Karel Maans
  27. Rise up Africa, Matt Ancient
  28. Queen Africa, Ehimika Ehimigbai
  29. Africa, sallam yassin
  30. Africa, My Heritage!, Kayode Olubambi
  31. The Epanders OF Wars, alfusainey Sonko
  32. The Heart Of Africa, George mwandu
  33. Oh Africa my Africa, George mwandu
  34. A Song Of Africa, Efe Benjamin
  35. Africa, George mwandu
  36. America of Our Dreams, Efe Benjamin
  37. Africa, giwa expensive
  38. I Am An African, Poppie Mira
  39. Africa, Obi Onyenwe
  40. ********* Best ********, Senator alufalism
  41. You did It, Africa, Emmanuel Oduro
  42. AFRICAN KITCHEN, Ebi Robert
  43. South Africa Is Also My Country, Gert Strydom
  44. I see Africa, Senator alufalism
  45. The african mermaid, Segun Odukoya
  46. When Will Africa Unite, Bartholomew Arkoh Boamah Sar ..
  47. My Africa, swabi mnisi
  48. Africa, Africa ooh Africa, Sally Traore
  49. Africa with Magic and Miracle, Senator alufalism
  50. Africa, Olusegun Akanbi
  51. New Dawn for Africa, Emmanuel Uchechukwu
  52. Africa and Africa’s, David Munene wa Kimberly
  53. Image Of Africa, Edward Kofi Louis
  54. The Black Continent, Edward Kofi Louis
  55. Africa of My Dream, Efe Benjamin
  56. Aliquid novi Africa affert - Africa is a.., Juan Ponce de León
  57. Mama Africa's Identity, Edward Kofi Louis
  58. Mama Africa Is On The Horizon, Edward Kofi Louis
  59. The Black Stars of Africa, Dela Bobobee
  60. Worldcup 2010 southafrica, Baliboola N.ivan
  61. The Dark Continent, Mthoko Mpofana
  62. Worms in Africa, Doris Dzameshie
  63. You Don't Read Africa, David Munene wa Kimberly
  64. Born In Africa, St Antoine de la Vuadi
  65. Where Africa is, St Antoine de la Vuadi
  66. THE PRIDE TO BE AN AFRICAN, Fasan paul
  67. OUR AFRICA, kelvin karani
  68. africa, CHINWENDU IBEH
  69. Thank You My Africa, Julius Adolf
  70. MOTHER NIGERIA AFRICA?, BUNMI OROGUN SAMUEL
  71. Why through politics?, Stain Katuli
  72. Africa's Praying, charles K wanjohi
  73. AFRICAN SUITE, Aldo Kraas
  74. No More, kelvin karani
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