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It is my father's land
It is my mother's land
It is my home land
They call it the dark continent
We call it Africa
But I call it My Continent

My continent is in total darkness 
Except for a few deem of light
Which they are trying to put off
Though there are lots of candles to light
Yet still my people cannot light the candles themselves

But I will rise up
I will rise up with the help of my people
And light each and every corner of my continent
And in the new bright light of AFRICA

Copyright © Amie Sallah | Year Posted 2005

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  1. Date: 2/15/2016 6:40:00 PM

    deep write. Amie, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 11/30/2015 11:54:00 AM

    Amie, Enjoyed reading.... LUV **SKAT**
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 7:15:00 AM

    Cry no more, child. The African sun shall certaily rise, to drown the darkness of the selfish despots of our continent. An inspiring poem. Milton.
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 3:37:00 AM

    Its nice and inspiring!