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Hi, my name is Africa tell me what you see inside.
Dont get fooled by the norm because aids and crime is what you'll find. 
Why do you speak of Africa as if its blind. clean your lens and upgrade what your mind dispenses, if not then comments will bring regular offences. 
Hundreds of years have seen many oppressed, then last twenty have seen a continent sexually obsessed. 
do we even see green pastures or is the phrase obselete leaving the faces around the world green. 
Is Afica a fertile soil with no seeds to lay-could it be the reason why I strangely see blouted bellys everyday.
 We have to look and observe and truly declare if this is my body's just deserves. 

A mind concept
A thought gone depth

This is mine and this is yours dont let it die
dont let it fall, if you do you'll kill us all.

Africa is sinking and only the captain goes down with his ship
so leave me behind because by not preventing I have steered my ship down.

I sink on many tears cried by Africans
and land on many bodies killed by daily genocides
Hi my name is Afica tell me what you see inside.

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  1. Date: 5/25/2013 4:39:00 PM
    Wow your poem is very strong and powerful bro and nice personification of Africa, it is based on reality. Well done bro...I'm new on this site perhaps you would like to see my poems.

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
    Thank you all for welcoming me. Thank you for your feedback. I have been struggling to get back online but I now I am sorted. they will be more from my end some bright and happy and some dark and scary. but who are we, if not our maddness

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 9:17:00 PM
    Simamkele, your poem is very enjoyable, :-) Wishing you a nice warm welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best in your writings. I hope you find this community to be one of the best. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself? If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please look me up by clicking on my name anytime you're on line. I'm looking forward in becoming your #1 poetry soup fan. Please keep me posted every time you post a poem <3 LUV ~*~SKAT"

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 8:06:00 AM
    So relevent and i like how you refer to Africa as a person. Great poem

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 4:47:00 PM
    Simamkele, Welcome to poetry soup. My name is Linda; many poets on the soup call me PD for fun. If you like, please consider checking out my contest in the future. SOME ARE FUN : -) You can find the contest page by clicking on the top left hand side. You will find many different contests to choose from. I’m looking forward in reading and enjoying your poems right now and the future. I like the enjoyment of meeting new poets and reading any new poems you may want or need feedback on. I hope the next time you are on the soup; you find the time and highly recommend your own favorite poem or your next post. You can always stop by and say hi if you like…. Thanks you ~ Always & Forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 5:26:00 PM
    There is power in prayer and if one can't afford to give, then pray. Your beautiful profound poem tells the bitter truth while causing the reader to search their souls.

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 9:23:00 AM
    your thoughts and ideas are welcome and stirring...thanks for sharing your work with us....

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 6:54:00 AM
    Such a sad , truthful and honest depiction of our continent.. well written. Since 1994 we have been promised unfulfilled solutions to all these serious issues. Such a pity, as Africa/South Africa is such a beautiful country. My heart goes out to the innocent children-- daily threats of sexual abuse, murder and starvation.