Sylvia Chidi

Freshman - 710 Points (Germany)

The Sahara Ocean - Poem by Sylvia Chidi

The Sun scorching on the Sahara Ocean
Marvels at my delicate skin with a sun tan
It is a vast ocean of sand
Lying restfully in the scorching sun
Severe sand storms
Shower mud made shelters
As the sand moves south

This is the formidable Sahara
Occupied by religious scholars
Covered regularly in protective shawls
As they scrape the sands
Off their door steps

A peaceful sound
Announces spirituality
Allowing endless space for study
Only those with strength
Can survive this barren society

At night lingers a sophisticated sadness
While the burnt out brown skins
In the strange cold, gaze at the stars
Somewhere there is solitude
Lined up in silver clouded sands
The stylemark of the Sahara Ocean

Copyright 2005 - Sylvia chidi

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 21, 2005

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