Anitah Muwanguzi

Bronze Star - 2,745 Points (31/12/1992 / JINJA UGANDA)

Heart Of Africa - Poem by Anitah Muwanguzi

Quietly you roar! Desperately you moan

You stand tall as the Kilimanjaro

the wealth of you boggles human definitions, beyond description

you are Uganda, the heart of me, the heart of Africa.



Your ageless eyes have borne bloodshed,

corruption beyond hell’s flames, and still you stand

so proud, beyond submission

daily you mock those who seek to squander and rape your goldmines –

outlive every scheme



Patiently you wait, heart never wavering,

embracing all, forgiving all


I love you Uganda

Every morning I awake to the sheer magnificence of you

Beyond comprehension, how you hold me together, giving me so much

never demanding anything in return



Uganda the heart of Africa

Life starts, ends with you

the wildest shades of gold, deep bold scarlets, boundless blues,

and heart wrenching grays steal my heart

no I don’t mind



Let the rivers roar and oceans rage, let the sun sizzle and burn,

today you stand defying the 53rd birthday claim:

you have been here forever;

and here you stay, ageless, without end.

Topic(s) of this poem: country

Form: Blank Verse


Comments about Heart Of Africa by Anitah Muwanguzi

  • Anitah Muwanguzi (12/13/2015 11:41:00 PM)


    Kim thanks alot for reading the poem and appreciating it. (Report) Reply

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  • Kim Barney (12/13/2015 9:16:00 PM)


    Very nice poem showing your love for your mother country. You have talent. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

  • Anitah Muwanguzi (11/30/2015 8:53:00 AM)


    Kelvin Mwale wow. Thank you, and yes I bet it would. (Report) Reply

  • Kelvin Mwale (11/30/2015 8:46:00 AM)


    i bet this can make an American wish he/she was an African (Report) Reply

  • Kelvin Mwale (11/30/2015 8:45:00 AM)


    I bet this can make an american wish he/she was an African. (Report) Reply

  • (11/26/2015 5:53:00 AM)


    A great poem about your home country. Kudos! (Report) Reply

  • Anitah Muwanguzi (11/24/2015 5:47:00 AM)


    Solomon thanks for the lovely thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • Solomon C. Jatta (11/24/2015 5:42:00 AM)


    great poem keep it up. really love d way you express your thoughts, especially the fact that despite Uganda haven gone through a lot of suffering either from colonialism which robbed it of its treasure, it still stands gallantly. (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal (11/19/2015 5:42:00 AM)


    Beautiful with patriotism running like a river through the poem... Thank you for sharing.. It's a very nice poem.. (Report) Reply

    Anitah Muwanguzi Anitah Muwanguzi (11/19/2015 5:51:00 AM)

    Thanks Mondal appreciate the thoughts.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 24, 2015


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