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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 Michael Miers| Details | |

soft cell

the world is ugly
one needs a box of crayons
nod to the unknown

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 Richard Corbett| Details | |

Royalty

Black as the night sky.
We are born in true beauty .
We are 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 Michael Miers| Details | |

after noon

dreadnaughts split the sky
whorl motions of atmospheres
merse the wicked sun

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 Abdulhafeez Oyewole| Details | |

Stint two

... night welcome heavy 
droplet and fall us asleep
till next morn, we tour...

Short Africa poem by CHRISDAD KOJO ARTHUR| Details | |

LET THAT LOVE FLOW

Let that love flow like a river
Never let it end like December
I need it yes it is mine

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 | |

Villain

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

Short Africa poem by Smail Poems| Details | |

Ocelot

Ocelot ocelot
Doesn’t 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 Arctic’s 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





The grumpy Cape skies whipped wrath unto all of it. Everybody cried.
April 16, 2014

Short Africa poem by Phyllis Babcock| Details | |

Heavy Dew

heavy dew clings to the branches-- monsoon season
note: monsoons are rain storms common in Africa, Asia and Australia

Short Africa poem by Frances King| Details | |

Xerus

These marmots of South Africa 
Build cities underground.

The youngsters roam around in bands …
But I don’t know how they sound!




Short Africa poem by Smail Poems| Details | |

Kangaroo

There once was a kangaroo
He couldn’t 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 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 don’t 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 Wol Bol| Details | |

Keel

I understand and respect the way you feel.
I know a desire to be sexy is your freewheel.
you eat once a day ....since May you never betray.
keep holding on just for more few days and you will be a keel.
 by: 2clean #Limerick

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 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 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 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 lass’s pot belly; 
Then, they in the ref
Heard what 
Once I heard 
What 
The madman said:
“I like to dance Cuba’s rumba” 
O, Cuba’s 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 Gregory Golden| Details | |

Let The Sun Rise In Your Heart

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

Short Africa poem by Victoria Anderson-Throop| Details | |

AFRICA 2 acrostic

                AFRICA 2

Adoration of sunlit bold high plains
Frozen herds torn from creation’s page
Rocking tribal fears—who’s 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 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 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 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 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.
Don’t 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
they’re 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

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