Barbara Botha

I Am African - Poem by Barbara Botha

How do I know that I'm African?

Is it the colour of skin?
Is it the language that I speak?
Or is it the believes of my ancestors?

I know this...

The first breath I took,
was of African air.
The first word I spoke,
Africa heard.
The first step I took,
was on African soil.
Every time my heart beats,
it beats for Africa.

I am African!

Comments about I Am African by Barbara Botha

  • (5/15/2006 4:33:00 AM)

    Proud To Be An African?
    thats how it should be if u are one.

    I am proud to be an Indian! !

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 15, 2006

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