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The Colours of Africa

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The Colours of Africa

In a thunder of braveness
A lightening strikes with love
My dreams arises into the sky with the African sun
Hoping to set on the African soil

In tears I cry 
For the fight against self I see among Africans
A lost of touch with self I believe
The abuse of power and systems I conceive
My prayer to the lost I offer

In a moment of strength I posses
An undying faith in God within a timeless race
The truth shall stand on our soils
The rainbows of hope and prosperity 
glows from each African smile

In a race of Black strong willed generations 
Willing to fight for freedom until all is free
My sense of the Nkrumah's and 
Mandela's inflamed with a beat of the African drum 
Beating forever the melodies of peace to the troubled

In the colors of Africa 
The might within the weak is revealed
Red blood in our veins, yellowish gold in our soils
As the wealth in oil and diamonds multiply
I pray for the sun of love and peace to shine in our hearts

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  1. Date: 8/29/2013 8:12:00 PM
    A very powerful piece. It makes me want to visit Africa to learn more about its people. Through the sadness I also feel the strength and pride.

    Sarfo Avatar Jacob Owusu Sarfo
    Date: 9/5/2013 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Our doors are always opened for you to visit. Africans are loving and communal in spirit.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 7:40:00 PM
    I like this topic very much. I see the word color displaying many images and symbolic meaning. I was hoping that you could have continued and show us the different "colors" Nice. Piece.

    Sarfo Avatar Jacob Owusu Sarfo
    Date: 9/5/2013 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Interesting... I also felt so after reading your comment. I will try and bring another poem soon
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 10:21:00 AM
    Hi Jacob, profound write this! You’ve tackled the theme with an honest shrewdness that is highly welcome. It's always surprising to see the differences between the love and conflict in the continent. I love the resilience of the people and never giving up the hope and the will to find a better life. Very well penned.

    Sarfo Avatar Jacob Owusu Sarfo
    Date: 9/5/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Vicky, I'm grateful for your comment. It is amazing to me also although the few spots of hatred and greed had never been able to over shadow the bond of love and unity