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Short Africa poem by Jaydee Isaac| Details |

Waassuup Bros

Heelo my bros suck the deck with a passion


Short Africa poem by Richard Corbett| Details |

Royalty

Black as the night sky.

We are born in true beauty .

We are Africa.


Short Africa poem by Dan Keir| Details |

Le Vacance Pretentieuse: Storm Part I

Gathering grey clouds
Whip crack of frothing thunder
Is this Africa?


Short Africa poem by Kenneth Fordham| Details |

Pestilence

Once Every Second,

A child dies in Africa,

Where are your children?


Short Africa poem by Abdulhafeez Oyewole| Details |

Stint five

...in this land, we lived 
to see pharaoh and stars
in their origin...


Short Africa poem by Abdulhafeez Oyewole| Details |

Stint that end

... stint of adventure,
all in six sequential dream.
Odyssey complete.


Short Africa poem by Abdulhafeez Oyewole| Details |

Stint three

...By noon, six of us

were tired and sat on 

bare 

soil. May be a stray...


Short Africa poem by Abdulhafeez Oyewole| Details |

Stint two

... night welcome heavy 

droplet and fall us asleep

till next morn, we tour...


Short Africa poem by Victoria Anderson-Throop| Details |

JOB INTERVIEW IN AFRICA

JOB INTERVIEW IN AFRICA

Changing bus
Walking heat
Worth the pain
Of aching feet.


Short Africa poem by Smail Poems| Details |

Villain

Guilty one
Capable of gross wickedness
A vile wretch
A scoundrel
A rascal
Unprincipled character


Short Africa poem by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr| Details |

STRONG FIST

it was miles
of smiles
all gods child
do this  for you and me
this you miss
it was
a
strong fist


Short Africa poem by Smail Poems| Details |

Ocelot

Ocelot ocelot
Doesnt like to swim a lot
If you poke its face
It would probably blast you into space


Short Africa poem by Victoria Anderson-Throop| Details |

Dreams of Alaska Girl in Africa

Dreams of the Alaska girl in Africa

Glacial magnificence
Elephants trumpet
Tremble Arctics icy peaks


Short Africa poem by sekitto kisakye| Details |

THE FACT

My black hair,

short and black skin,

identifies me that am

a black man from Africa.

The fact is that am black.


Short Africa poem by Indio Ramos| Details |

In Bluff






<center>The grumpy Cape skies
whipped wrath unto all of it.
Everybody cried.</center>










April 16, 2014


Short Africa poem by Phyllis Babcock| Details |

Heavy Dew

<center>
heavy dew
clings to the branches--
monsoon season
</center>

note:
monsoons are rain storms common in Africa, Asia and Australia


Short Africa poem by Smail Poems| Details |

Kangaroo

There once was a kangaroo
He couldnt scare things by saying boo
He put on a mask
And scared everything out of its wits
He even scared himself


Short Africa poem by Frances King| Details |

Xerus



These marmots of South Africa 

Build cities underground.



The youngsters roam around in bands 

But I dont know how they sound!








Short Africa poem by Connor Burke| Details |

Backwards rightly



what say you honey to a first date?
maybe unplant some seeds?
maybe toss em up for the clouds to eat?
maybe take a seat on an upside down tree
k-I-s-s-i-n-g.


Short Africa poem by Jesse Jones| Details |

Untitled #165 / Africa

Since when did Kulani

decide to sit by Cory?

Today

Hmm

You dont always have to go to Africa,

Africa can come to you

he was thinking the same thing


Short Africa poem by Michael Dom| Details |

The Writers' ABC

To be one, to be together, we each must think together

Beyond Africa, beyond Babel; people speak a thousand tongues

This is our trust as Writers; Communication - to commune.








Short Africa poem by Arnisha Paxman| Details |

Portrait

Paradise is a Baobab in Africa
 
where milk and honey flow beneath red -
 
I find her in clay, sun-baked, wearing 

roots from the sacred tree:
 
the final piece of the jigsaw.
 





Short Africa poem by Andrew Crisci| Details |

THE FUNNIEST TYPO

A poet who was very late for a contest,
submitted a long poem on line, but
misspelled Zareba for Zebra!
Darn it, he was thinking of wild Africa!
Didn't it cost him points and a pain in the chest?


Short Africa poem by Virginia Kamau| Details |

My Name is Africa

My name is Africa:





A beauty to look at

From East to west

Reaching through vast land and sea

Incredible wildlife,

Continuous amazement to those who visit me

All you've ever wanted I have




Short Africa poem by cherilyn fry| Details |

leo

l

ion hearted

l

ovely

l

azy at times when in africa  



e

xtroverted



e

asily exitable



e

ffective



o

penly warm 



o

btrisive at times



o

bservant whilst being



o

pulent in my tastes.


Short Africa poem by Ajala Samuel Akindele| Details |

Rain

Thy God sent forth water from heaven

To bestowed upon the earth and

To encamp the adhere globe.

It is the happiness and blessing of God.

Thou provide us with the necessity of life.

Let rain fall on your life successfully?




Short Africa poem by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr| Details |

ABOUT HISTORY AFRICA AMERCAIN BLACKS

they had the tools
am from old school
one time could not vote
africa amer gave us hope
this was no joke
could set at some table
tho you wer able
they had set back that was fact
going back put that on the rack
HISTORY OF AFRICAN BLACKS


Short Africa poem by Pushpa Palanchoke| Details |

opulent man humanity ever saw



Shah-Jahan possessed mountain of light

star of africa King George held bright

filths purchase black moon..

their possession, not they; people praise thine

diomonds subsist,

heir dies

owner of rare memories, you are velvet rich.


Short Africa poem by Kimmy Holmes| Details |

I just wish Africa

another nite

no one gets on me

I'm lucky



I don't know how to call

I'm gettin tired of myself



I wish, I really wish

I had the stamina

to be me



I want to NOT

why can I not?



I want to go

and just go



I want AFRICA






Short Africa poem by Canny Amah| Details |

Once I Heard

Once upon a time

When with legs, ref-ward!

While the noon full-fed 

Upon the lasss pot belly; 

Then, they in the ref

Heard what 

Once I heard 

What 

The madman said:

I like to dance Cubas rumba 

O, Cubas rumba in Africa! 


Short Africa poem by Valerie Sherman| Details |

Who am I

Valerie

Mother sister friend mentor

Daughter of Laura John

Lover of Truth Equality Outreach

Who feels strong empowered blessed

Who fears God failure defeat

Who would like to see Africa Jeruselum Italy  

Resident of Columbia S.C.

Sherman


Short Africa poem by Crystal Wilkins| Details |

sports relief

Bounce, Scream, silence run

raise money for having fun

Sing hop sprint and shout

show Africa what we care about



Bounce for 6 hours or run a mile

make money to see children smile

sell cakes and dye your hair

let the world know we really care!


Short Africa poem by David De la Croes| Details |

Autumn

Strelitzias die.
Shrunken birds of paradise
sag between green leaves.


* It is now autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.
Strelitzia is a genus of five species of perennial plants, native to South Africa.  A common name of the genus is bird of paradise flower.


Short Africa poem by Victoria Anderson-Throop| Details |

AFRICA 2 acrostic

                AFRICA 2

Adoration of sunlit bold high plains
Frozen herds torn from creations page
Rocking tribal fearswhos got the reins?
Innocents are hurt while tempers rage
Call for voices high and voices strong
Africans say hide when things go wrong


Short Africa poem by Gregory Golden| Details |

Let The Sun Rise In Your Heart

<center>what makes the black
candle of freedom
burn her flame
so bright thus
sing out another verse
through the
restless souls of
our Black People
that we yearn to return
to a united Mother Land
called sweet Black Africa
let the sun rise in your heart</center>


Short Africa poem by Brian Strand| Details |

LET IT GROW

The 

right

hand of

fellowship-

bonded by the earth.





Ekphrasis inspired by Richard Long's (of Land Art fame)

Mud Hand Africa Map



similar example of his can be seen at  www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?

cgroupid=999999961&workid=8974&searchid=9064


Short Africa poem by Patrick Nigros| Details |

THE STREETS OF AFRICA

In the streets of 

africa i see white-

i see black more 

alike



In the streets of 

mother Africa i 

see a

black-hearted 

white

White-hearted 

black



Afar i see white-i 

see black but 

close i see one-i 

see love

In the streets of 

mother AFRICA


Short Africa poem by Gregory Golden| Details |

Freedom Cometh From Within

Lord we

be free now

but where

we gonna go

we got

to learn

how to

live with them

white folks

that took

us by force and

against our will

from Mother Africa

and brought

us here

to this country

called America

Lord, we

know that

freedom

cometh from

within


Short Africa poem by Patrick Nigros| Details |

ARISE AFRICA AND PRAISE YOUR GOD

ARISE AFRICA ARISE



ARISE HIGHER THAN YOUR CEDERS 

AND BLESS THE GOD WHO MADE 

WHITE AND BLACK ONE



ARISE OH AFRICA HIGHER THAN 

YOUR MOUNTAINS AND PRAISE 

YOUR GOD WHO MADE 

PEAC

LOVE

UNITY

A REALITY



ARISE MOTHER AFRICA AND 

PRAISE YOUR GOD WITH YOUR 

BEAUTY


Short Africa poem by L'nass Shango| Details |

O Africa, please stand still

O Africa, when will you stand still

My fingers are not camera enough

To catch your undulating will

My seascape while the waves were rough

Immobilized, my canvas fill

Me with disgust, I hate dead things

But paint the living without its life

O Africa, please stand still.


Short Africa poem by Ajala Samuel Akindele| Details |

Echoing slogans of life


The shying of success
When thou call to success
To overcome temptation 
and suffocation.
Adaptation of beneath
And low underneath
Befall upon the falling
Scheming of town and 
properties.
Patience is the overcomer
extremely.
Dont be in a hurry
It will be your turn sooner.


Short Africa poem by Daniel Nelson| Details |

I & U

I & U 

never made it to perfection.

		I remain un(decided) about

	weather and storms

(orclearskie);        and

	distance of another world;

		

			africa(Uganda;Kenya) is an



		un(faith)ful friend. & finally th(is)

	Not a poem about l(u)ve

theyre as un(likely) as we're[1]


Short Africa poem by J B| Details |

gold standard

my gold standard dips

monetary units fall

what was once worth a lot

is worth little at all

inflation reigns

the black market profits

blood diamonds from Africa

trade high on the market

as I slip into poverty

my portfolio crashes

you are living in luxury

made rich on advances


Short Africa poem by Paul Curtis| Details |

GRANDDADS WAR

In South Africa during the Boer War

Granddad got the key of the door

In France during World War 1

He lay wounded when the day was done



He could have met a very bloody end

But for the bravery of his friend

So he lived to fight another day instead

And died an old man in his own bed


Short Africa poem by Judy Konos| Details |

History Mystery

With all the fighting going on today,

Friends are calling just to say,

"What can we do to lend a hand,

To help protect the Holy Land"?

 

There is no answer for this mystery,

Just take a lesson in our history!

  

Egypt is on the Continent of Africa

Jerusalem is on  the Continent of Asia


Short Africa poem by Gregory Golden| Details |

The Heart of This Drum

When the heart beats like a drum,

The sun surrenders, the soul

We call out your name, Sweet Africa

We send rhythms into the wind

We dance like rivers, into the Nile

We rumble like thunder

Drumbeats awaken our spirits

Let the heart of this drum, brings us 

Back home to the soul of Mother Africa


Short Africa poem by Malcolm Dyer| Details |

Malcolm Dyer

Malcolm

Father ,son ,husband ,poet 

Son of Anthony Johnson and Debra Dyer

Loves of poetry ,gardening, bowling, and gothic music

Who feels anxious, excited, and sometimes extremely joyous

Who fears death ,life and solitude

Who like to see all of Europe and Africa

Who resides in Orlando Fl

Dyer 


Short Africa poem by Ph.d Volo Von Wolfenstein| Details |

Never Hatred

Remember when we were in Africa,
red dirt replaced snow
in the new continent,

here the wolf found
challenge among other beasts,
true survival, 
animal against animal,
and no pitfalls of man,

we hid in caves of crystal shards,
trembling with love and fear
in the jungle-
                      but never hatred.


Short Africa poem by Doris Culverhouse| Details |

Drought and Destruction

Drought dry walk for life

Mother stumbles weak

Babe clutched close at heart

Unrevivable

Life taken today



Family walks

Survival now

No grief today

Must find some food



Infant weak

Medical

Care needed



Dry wind

Grim hope

Death!!



Pray for the drought stricken people in Africa and the middle east.


Short Africa poem by sekitto kisakye| Details |

AFRICA

I love you Africa,

the land of peace,

minerals and trees.



Welcome to Africa,

the land of joy,

day and night.



I love you Africa,

the land of hope,

honey and fruits.



Welcome to Africa,

the continent of the Blacks,

the whites and the Arabs.



I love you Africa,

my joy, my heart.

Africa, oh! Africa.


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