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Crying 'Africa' - Poem by konye ori

Once the color of the night,
graced in starry skies

The full moon left little to wonder
of the morning sunrise
Then we were singing “Africa.”

But lightning flashes struck our clouds
and raging thunders burst open
the sky and let the rains pour.

Now, we are flooded in austerity; we flow
scrambling for support,
tramping over one another for a gasp.

The current of diseases and hunger
washes us away. We slop in the
tides of corruption and as we are washed,
we flounder and we cry “Africa.”

Shivering like sparrows in winter
we are thrown from side to side
like trees, dancing unwillingly to
the music of the wind

Bruised on rocks and stunted tree roots
As we drift helplessly in the flood;
Choking, wailing, crying “Africa.”


Comments about Crying 'Africa' by konye ori

  • Rookie Greenwolfe 1962 (7/1/2008 11:45:00 AM)

    This is a piece that reflects well on its title. The writer delivers, in candor, The
    framework of africa at this moment. One of poetry's responsibilities.
    Well done, and well worth the read.

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  • Rookie Carolyn Sears (1/12/2008 8:25:00 PM)

    I do think I will read all your writes so far, your youthful touch just pours over..
    Excellent! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 125,197 Points Francis Duggan (12/30/2007 4:13:00 PM)

    Very good poem you have written here Konye full of youthful passion for your great Continent of Africa you can be one of the future voices of Africa if so you wish to be keep on keeping on (Report) Reply

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