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Songs of Africa

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Songs of Africa

In the distant land where the sun radiates
In the heat of the day, as the sun sinks low
He sends his love on the beat of a drum
Under the hot African sun

He listens to the musical beat
Of his country, trying to find his feet
But corruption has played it's part
Leaving Africans dismayed at heart

He works hard during the day
Looking for a better tomorrow
And as he sings songs of old
That is how his stories are told

Willing to make a changes 
Trying to do what is right
He will write far into the night
Of  things that would give us fright

He has a heart of gold
many stories to be told
Well penned writings becomes his art
Songs of Africa within his heart.





for Charles Melody (lightning ink)

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  1. Date: 4/27/2014 10:33:00 PM
    Another very fine write. I'm wondering "do you know someone like this :)

  1. Date: 6/4/2011 8:52:00 AM
    just amazing , what a gift you have for painting a picture with words ,to just captivate ones mind and bring them into the picture, I love your work, and thank you for your support and comments, Love and May God continue to bless you

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 3:47:00 AM
    Thanks very much , i give God the glory for i am only a lightning grace.

  1. Date: 2/9/2011 4:22:00 PM
    The wording of this poem reminded me a bit of the hit song by Toto called "Africa". You have great descriptiveness here.

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 5:00:00 PM
    Yes so true a fine man, I hope he saw this? Ah, I see he did! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 3:15:00 AM
    thanks ma, i just finished reading the poem out to my friends.. thanks ma.

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 9:04:00 AM
    This is a wonderful tribute, Phyliss! I haven't read any of Charles's poems, however will find the time. Here's wishing you a very happy New Year filled with God's blessings. Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/25/2010 1:31:00 PM
    If for a contest, good luck..I enjoyed reading your work today..I hope that your Christmas Day is going well and that you get all that wished for today..Sara

  1. Date: 12/21/2010 5:19:00 PM
    Very nice. And thank you for comment to my poem.

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 8:19:00 AM
    my forever poem..... Phyllis Babcock's motherhood affects eternity...

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 9:32:00 PM
    Hey, Phyl, it looks like you got yourself an adopted son there. He is very thrilled by your poem and it really is a wonderful poem you wrote for him! Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 4:14:00 PM
    what a wonerful melody this would make. john

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 9:40:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your heart with us through your poetry here at PoetrySoup Phyllis. My time for reading and commenting will be short until after the New Year. So, today I send a wish from my house to yours. Have a Joyous Holiday and a Happy New Year. Please remember the sick and hungry in your prayers daily. Do all you can to help in anyway you can. Love and blessing, Carol and Family (Your smile can warm a heart)

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 9:04:00 AM
    So enjoyed your creative write tonight Phyllis and for Charles Melody too..how very nice... enjoyed the breathtaking lines so well penned my friend.. with luv..

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 8:44:00 AM
    You have penned a nice dedication with equally nice feelings in this write, Phyllis

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 7:58:00 AM
    OH! OH!! MOTHER, HOW YOU COME TO KNOW ME SO WELL, THIS GREAT DEDICATION ARE LIGHTENING MY SOUL, LIKE FLORESCENT. TELLING ABOUT AFRICANS PLIGHT THROUGH INK IS MW PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE, THANKS FOR SUPPORTING MY DISCIPLINE. I LOVE YOU FOREVER,SOUP MAIL 4 YOU. SON, MELODY MAKER.