Janet Patrikios


Land of vast and sweeping plain,
Land of lashing, teeming rain
Land of torrid, pulsing heat
Land of maize and golden wheat,
Glowing sunsets, stunning skies
Rosy glows that dazzle eyes
Brown skinned babies naked lie
Under the blue and cloudless sky
Toddlers tumbling, jump, skip, run
Playing in the noonday sun
Land of war torn strife and fears
Land of laughter, life and tears
Land that once was home so dear
Forever lost, yet ever near
Always in my heart and mind
Beloved land now left behind

Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 4, 2007
Poem Edited: Saturday, March 26, 2011

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  • Justin Eric (10/27/2007 9:50:00 AM)

    Zimbabwe is still the land full of honey. Were it not of illegal sanctions imposed by the west, the milk would not have gotten sour

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  • Jazzy Joyce (8/4/2007 2:03:00 PM)

    Nice poem, I liked the way you described Zimbabwe and set a vivid image of life there

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