Let Me Tell You About Africa Poem by Raimi Babatunde

Let Me Tell You About Africa

Rating: 4.2

Oh! Africa!
Let me tell you
About my dearest Africa
The cradle of human civilization
The land of wonders!

Undoubtedly, the second most populous
Of all the continents
Where Gazzeles run to survive
And Lions pursue to feed
In a battle of survival

Let me tell you about Africa
Covering six percent of earths surface
Home to Nelson Mandela
And greats like Fela Anikulapo Kuti

But for Ethiopia and Liberia
We were all colonised
Introduced to foreign gods and culture
In all these occurrence
We never forgot Africa!

170millon of us speak Arabic
130million speak French
With over 2000 different languages
We are the kings of diversity

Let me tell you about Africa
Where we hold the ace
As the hottest continent on earth
Surely, a noble bragging right!

Go back to your history books
Let's set the record straight
Africa is not a country
Neither do we live on trees
It is a blessed and peculiar continent

Let me tell you about Africa
Where our only problem is governance
And corruption reigns supreme
Oh! Africa! My Africa!

Wait a second!
Are you planning a getaway?
Visit the Omo River in Ethiopia
The birthplace of Emperor Halie Selasie

Would you like to track Gorillas?
Then would love it
The Virunga Mountains of DR Congo
It is worth all your penny

The breathe taking scenery
That Zanzizar offers
Will make you relocate to Africa
Surely we are
The real Ministers of Enjoyment

If you want a birds view
Of our beautiful continent
Make it to the tallest mountain in Africa
Mountain Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
It stands at 19,340feet

Kenya reminds you of nature
Cape Town, our most beautiful City
The Mummies and Pyramids of Egypt
And the delicacies of Calabar, Nigeria

It is appointed to die once
But before you do
Visit our beautiful continent
Your life will never remain the same
That your education may be complete
And I hope this inspires you!

Babatunde Raimi
Author/Life Coach/Poet

Let Me Tell You About Africa
Ellen Shaw 03 May 2019

Yes tell us all about Africa. Part of my heart remains in Tanzania. There's something special, a current, a buzz, something so invigorating something very much like the very essence of life.

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Castellenas John 03 May 2019

Powerful, wonderful and worthwhile words for Africa. Outstanding poetry.

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A B Faniki 31 August 2019

Beaitiful tribute to Africa. Thanks for sharing such lovely work.

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Mahtab Bangalee 25 June 2019

it's amazing poem a tribute to AFRICA beautiful words on Africa; penned beauty poem this poem is

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Chinedu Dike 11 June 2019

Beautiful work of art, deeply detailed with beautiful rendition of words, and exquisite care in execution. An insightful and patriotic creation. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.

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Douglas Scotney 03 May 2019

Sounds good BR; but I can't help thinking 'hold the plague' in verse 6 is wrong.

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