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Lush sultry scents fill my nostrils
spices and exotic flowers blooms
first encounter with dark people 
my, they were scarey like pirates

Armed with enormous panga's
and wickedly nasty looking knives
at almost 8 years old I shook violently
when one looked at me grinning gruesomely

I shrank back against my mother, my haven,
never had I seen such delightful sights
junk boats sailing round us, their crew
most motley, in a range of multi colors

Waving their enormous panga's at us
gold teeth gleaming, it was so scarey
I was glad to sail on to Dar-es-Salaam
many horrendous nightmares I then  suffered

Little knowing that Dar was just the same
some steps I now had taken into the unknown
so many fears still lay in the future and beyond
a totally new yet dangerous world lay ahead of me


I am describing an overnight stop at Zanzibar at my young age it was a fearful very exciting experience

written 09/04/2013

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  1. Date: 9/23/2013 10:14:00 PM
    lovely win. Love ~SKAT~

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/24/2013 3:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi and ty Skat have a great day Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:18:00 PM
    another nice winning poem Shadow... take care...Linda

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/21/2013 5:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Linda Ty always for your support and encouragement Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:43:00 AM
    quite an unusual piece for the contest; I think you painted a vivid picture here of your memories; congrats on joint 4th with me! :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/17/2013 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty congrats to you also Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 11:27:00 PM
    Beautiful memory Shadow - well described. Congrats on your win!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/17/2013 4:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi and Ty Vicky for congrats and reading Shadow xsmiles
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 4:23:00 PM
    Congratulations, I am pleased to see this on the winners list so that others can appreciate this piece.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/17/2013 4:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    so sweet and kind of you Richard Ty for your continued support and encouragement Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 9/5/2013 5:32:00 PM
    A LOVELY PEACE OF WRITING LINDA MY DEAR FRIEND GRIN

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/5/2013 5:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi mate how's you? Ty Liam good to hear you enjoyed Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/5/2013 5:20:00 PM
    This is so cool, I was fully drawn into your tale. This is the sign of true artistry. Well done!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/5/2013 5:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    wow Ty Richard dear so inspiring Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/4/2013 4:37:00 PM
    you tell this story well. I like it

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/4/2013 4:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi PJ Ty for visiting my work and for liking it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/4/2013 4:17:00 PM
    Oh yes Shadow that must have been so scary for you, and you portrayed it wonderfully in this write...thanks for the read...peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/4/2013 4:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Peter Ty for your encouragement it means so much to me Shadow x smile