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Journey to Africa as seen by an eight year old

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Journey to Africa as seen by an eight year old

My journey through life has seen so much
far have I traveled and much I have done
seen so many things that most others never do
the rock of Gibraltar, with teems of scary monkeys
traveling out we sailed through the Suez canal 
wondrous mysteries that delighted an eight year old
camels striding along, enormous crocs floating by
the land so close you want to touch it and run on it 
Zanzibar our next port of call, ram shackled boats galore
the heady scents of spices abounds teasing the nostrils
the vivid different colors everywhere flood my senses
on to our destination Dar-es-Salaam harbor most picturesque
a miss mash of ships some luxury most tramp ships or boats
sails of all colors, dark people unloading trunks from the holds 
this was a time taken out of time, a way of life quite relaxed
just think of the things ahead,  the adventures that awaited me

written 08/08/2013

contest    Your Journey

in 1958 the Suez canal was open later it got blocked by sunk ships

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  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:23:00 AM

    A creative way to do the contest, Shadow! That would be so exciting to have seen all these things by age 8!! Where is Dar-es-Salaam? It sound Indian to me!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 8/9/2013 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    wrong continent sorry Andrea its in East Africa originally an Arab word. I was lucky to travel so widely as a child and to go grow up out there returning at 18 ty for reading Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/9/2013 5:31:00 AM

    Quite interesting my friend.It reads like an adventurous narrative.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 8/9/2013 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    all real M.M I was the terror of the ship leading the others to everywhere we weren't suppose to go. Ty for reading dear Love Shadow xox smiles
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 2:35:00 PM

    Very nice I enjoyed the trip through journey! Laura :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 8/8/2013 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was great fun and so exciting for a child ty for sharing it with me Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 2:07:00 PM

    Wonderful read, you certainly have travelled. May I suggest that West Australia is a wonderful country to see..Thanks for the read...Peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 8/8/2013 5:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Australia land of mystery and dream time wonderful trouble is I would not want to leave lol ty Peter ty for enjoying it Shadow x smiles