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I Love Africa

I love Africa, my beautiful Africa I can roam in the bushes I can run up the mountains Down the valleys Across the plains Or get lost in the forests Or the caves I can soak the sun On the sand at the beach Or bake in the desert sun Until I should find an oasis I can stand on the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro And if that is too tall I can try the difficult Mt. Kenya And touch the floating cloud I can swim in the ocean or in the lake Or in the dam or pond or paddle I can also swim in the Nile or the Congo Or the Niger or the Zambezi or the Limpopo Or a thousand other rivers I can catch kamongo in Lake Victoria Or the bream on Lake Tanganyika or Malawi Or bait the tiger fish in Kariba or Cahora Bassa I can mine diamonds in Congo or Chiadzwa Dig for gold in Ghana or Tanzania Or just pick gems and cowry shells wherever I roam From Cape to Cairo and from Timbuktu to Mombasa Or just in my dreams.

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Date: 2/5/2017 7:46:00 PM
I love the sense of space and endless possibilities in the poem: it reflects Africa well
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Date: 1/25/2014 11:23:00 AM
That is indeed a real marathon. I am puzzled by your comment on my poem "A Disturbing Train Of Thought".Perhaps my poem would make more sense,if viewed as part of a trilogy.
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Gerald Kithinji
Date: 1/25/2014 5:30:00 PM
Thanks Denis. I really liked your poem, disturbing though it felt. Go ahead follow your instinct(s).
Date: 7/30/2013 8:27:00 AM
This poem is so rich in raw, natural.beauty, resources, & everything else one can imagine in mama africa....love this poem!!! Beautiful & descriptive imagery Gerald,,, thankyou4sharing,,, this gem...onelove:) cherie~<3
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Gerald Kithinji
Date: 7/30/2013 9:07:00 AM
Ma Cherie! Thank you.
Date: 7/30/2013 7:16:00 AM
Very beautiful, Gerald. I can feel the love for Africa in your poem. You transfer that love flawlessly. Awesome!
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Gerald Kithinji
Date: 7/30/2013 9:08:00 AM
Thank you for keeping me company.