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African Skies

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African Skies

I hark to freer days of childhood
Life simplicity in itself
days of laughter, of playing in the sand
so so soft and fine
golden white sands from the coral reefs
sparkling, dazzling bright
Staring into coral pools at Tides ebb
Beautiful rainbows of fish
endless darting, sea cucumbers sleepily still
a child's total delight
coconut palms wave gently in the salty breeze
scale them I tried in vain
inland to the vast savannah's teeming with life
tall grasses the lion hid
a wondrous baobab tree reaching up for the sky
look it grew upside down
for all the world to see, branches like roots
beware the croc log
hippo's snorting, noise vibrating as they plunge
then resurface amidst bubbles
all these wonders through child's eyes seen
Africa my heart you have still
I tell you what my friends, I swear to you
blindfold me, put me to sea
around twenty nautical miles or so
and I would know alone
by the vibrant scents of rich earth and spices
that I am back there
near heart's home, the East African coast

walking in childhood memories
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  1. Date: 1/12/2014 12:17:00 PM
    wow, it must be so cool to come from a place like this. What an incredible childhood it would be. VERY nice!!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 12:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea it has influenced my life many times I was 8 when we went out there a fantastic experience ty Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/12/2014 9:28:00 AM
    Lovely!!!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Bindu
  1. Date: 1/12/2014 8:30:00 AM
    Beautiful sweet golden memories beautifully adorned with very soft heart's golden ink. The Nature Mother is happy there in Africa, I feel too. Loved always, my lovely friend, bl

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi BL ty Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/12/2014 7:09:00 AM
    Shadow an excellent piece of work, I am too old to remember my childhood ha ha....David

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    sorry David replied to Sara here silly me. Ty glad you liked it. It is one I wrote march time last year Shadow x smile hug
    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Sara You may like the poem on Africa I am polishing up I will post it later today No not in a contest at present , so happy you like it ty Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/12/2014 7:01:00 AM
    If for a contest, reads like a winner..Africa has a rich variety of plants and animals some of which are very dangerous..It would be an interesting place to visit..Thanks for the visit to my page..I am glad that you came back to read the finished version of my work..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 7:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ops my reply to you went into wrong box see above lol Shadow x smile hug