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Short Africa Poems. These are the most popular short poems on or about Africa by PoetrySoup Members. You can search for Africa short poems by poem length and keyword.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Arnisha Paxman| Details |

Red Dust Road

Marrowbone enriched

with Baobab roots,

adorned in ivory’s

majestic memory:

the pillars of

Africa’s rich heritage –

this is the sum of her

cravings: red dust roads

laden with cowry shells

that whisper tales of

folklore, myth, magic…


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 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 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 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 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


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.


Short Africa poem by Modupe Sefunmi| Details |

Two Worlds Collding

                    Africa, lie low,
             amidst the jungle beauty
                and many oceans.


                  Stanley meets Zulu
            the center cracks open then
                  all things fall apart



       for Russell Sivey's Two Worlds Colliding Contest





7th August, '12
Modupe Sefunmi


Short Africa poem by arzoo akbar| Details |

world atlas

when you feel hungry go to thailand 
when you feel sorry go to japan 
when you feel interesting go to china 
when you feel to shop go to UAE 
when you feel unhappy go to italy
when you feel happy go to africa 
when you feel  to take allthese to gether and traditional and different food 
one way is .. go to india !


Short Africa poem by sekitto kisakye| Details |

THE SOUTH AFRICAN HERO

I believe he is the best,
the great above the rest.
Not only in Africa,
but the rest of the world.

He suffered several years
in the university of understanding,
but he never changed at all
like the heroes do.

I believe is my best,
the best above the rest
because he is not corrupt,
biased and greed.
Mandela is great!


Short Africa poem by Gregory Golden| Details |

Blessed and Wonderful Again

Hold your
Head up high and
Sing to
The sweet
Black Mountains
Of the moon
My People of Color
I made you and
Polished you like gold
Shine Black Queen Woman
Shine Black King
Shine Mother Africa
Glow black hair
Sparkle brown eyes
Glitter black skin
All spiritual, within
Your blackness
Being blessed, and
Wonderful, again


Short Africa poem by Madison Balmont| Details |

In My Dreams

I've been to Africa;
Chad, and Niger.
To America; Chile.
Which is not much bigger.

I can go anywhere
When I'm asleep.
I write down all my dreams
So my journeys I can keep.

I've been far to Indonesia
And further yet to China.
But when I think of home,
There's nowhere to be finer.


~Written in 2001, when I was twelve~


Short Africa poem by Doris Culverhouse| Details |

Cry of Africa

Forbidden friend, fantasy
Sweet apparition of love
My mind walks your fields
You fall through my fingers like sweet nectar
Intangible desire ignites your field
A wild fire consuming heart and reason
Take me in the mist of you
Let your plains call to the spirit
Heights nor depths discourage my desire
      for thee. ....Until....Africa.


Short Africa poem by Frank Penicaro| Details |

I am the Ibis

I am the Ibis a sacred bird,
from distant lands of the ancients.

the land of pyramids,
lands of Arabia and Africa.

Bird of knowledge that is friend to the Gods.

Brave during storms my will is as strong
as a Hurricane.

I am the last to take shelter before
a storm approaches
and the first to reappear
once
the
storm has passed.


Short Africa poem by Sidney Beck| Details |

MERCATOR

MERCATOR

Dude who in a  cartographic essay
Made  Canada  five  times  bigger than USA,
And   Greenland with room to spare   
Much  bigger  than  Africa way down there.  
But his  meridians  all went parallel -
So when sailing your carrack or caravel
You could follow straight lines to get there:
Which proved  at last the world was square.


Short Africa poem by Gerald Nforche| Details |

SONG OF AFRICA

AFRICA HAS HOPE 
FOR IT WILL COPE
NO MATTER THE WORST
 NO MATTER THE FROST-

GOOG GOD WILL SOON JUDGE,
SO WE SHOULD NOT RUSH
AGAINST INTRUDERS
DANGEROUS KILLERS-

OUR AFRICA BLEEDS
WHERE EVERYTHING MEETS
AS HEART OF THE EARTH,
BUT LAND OF THE DEAD-

WE SHALL HOLD THE ROPE
THAT OF OUR GREAT HOPE,
WAITING FOR OUR LORD
BECAUSE ALL IS HOT-


Short Africa poem by Lidija Vresk| Details |

T I A

Can't you believe their watery eyes.
Can't you hear their muffled cries.
Not getting enough to eat,
The flicker of hope they shall keep.

Water drying up in the Savannah heat,
For help, they will pleed.

Little children snatched away,
From the one who has not
..Yet decayed.

Families suffering drought,
Asking America.. "why can't they help?"
This. Is. Africa.


Short Africa poem by Gerald Nforche| Details |

Africa for Sale

Feel the privatization in its might
A bullet in the African soul-
The sectors sold
The branches squared.

Our pride dwindles
When our Africa is slowly auctioned
To forces of stealth
Ruiners of our democracy.

Our masters slowly gather the spilled milk
Stride by stride
Grinning at the auction table
Their eyes glued on the politician’s billboard:
AFRICA FOR SALE.


Short Africa poem by Gerald Nforche| Details |

Africa for Sale

Feel the privatization in its might
A bullet in the African soul-
The sectors sold
The branches squared.

Our pride dwindles
When our Africa is slowly auctioned
To forces of stealth
Ruiners of our democracy.

Our masters slowly gather the spilled milk
Stride by stride
Grinning at the auction table
Their eyes glued on the politician’s billboard:
AFRICA FOR SALE.


Short Africa poem by Eric Zivanai| Details |

The Masochist

Still i rise
they planted me in acid
death is inferior, i remain Placid
attacking my flesh and bone, I am not shaken I am passive
they never stop, they remain avid
Still i rise
they stoned my character
sue my hopes, I am tormented by their barrister
exploited like I was Africa
Still i rise
No pain shall ever be shown through my eyes
A masochist defies


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