Aloo Denish Obiero

I am Africa, the cradle of mankind,
Where ancient footprints in the sands of time entwined,
The birthplace of humanity, divinely designed,
In my esteemed valleys, where life first aligned.

I am Africa, the cradle of civilization,
Where mighty empires rose with determination,
From the ancient Egypt's pyramids to the Great Zimbabwe walls,
From glorious Mali Empire to Kingdom of Kush, history recalls.

I am Africa, adorned with wonders untold,
From Victoria Falls, a sight to behold,
To the Serengeti, the great wildlife migration known,
The winding Nile River, nature's masterpiece shown.

I am Africa, land of majestic savannas,
Where lion roars and elephant wanders,
From Kilimanjaro's peak to the Rift Valley's floor,
Nature's grandeur timelessly spectacular, evermore.

I am Africa, rich in resources so rare,
From Congo's minerals beyond compare,
To Ghana's gold gleaming bright,
And Nigeria's oil, a source of might.

I am Africa, richly endowed with resources untold,
Diamonds, platinum, copper, and tantalum behold,
I offer fertile soils and abundant rainfall,
To sustain life's rhythm, from the great to the small.

I am Africa, proudly dark-skinned and beautiful,
Melanin-rich, skin kissed by the sun, dutiful,
From the Maasai warriors to the Zulu kings,
Cultures and values that makes a heart sings.

I am Africa, scarred by the slave trade's hand,
As ships sailed away with souls from my land,
The Atlantic's cruel passage, a harrowing tale,
Yet from that dark chapter, my resilience did prevail.

I am Africa, the sleeping lion now awake,
To reclaim my glory, no more to forsake,
I stand tall against any disdain, my destiny to behold,
Socially strong, economically stable, politically bold.

I am Africa, acknowledging and ready to confront my flaws,
To root out corruption and greed, oppressive laws,
United in accountability, good governance, equity, and might,
I march forward with determination, embracing the future's light.

  • Author: Aloo Denish Obiero (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 16th, 2024 10:41
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  • Parisab

    Very powerful and May Africa continue to keep its legacy and thrive in universal good intentions and accountability…

    • Aloo Denish Obiero

      Thanks immensely dear Parisab for your kind wishes. May it be so

    • Doggerel Dave

      As Parisab above, plus the hope that Africa is not beset by fresh colonialism. Is it not ripe for fresh exploitation?
      Great Write.

    • Aloo Denish Obiero

      Indeed, we're optimistic that Africa will raise if we address the concerns in my last stanza

    • jarcher54

      My interests in Africa began when I discovered Christopher Obigbo's poetry and learned of his death in the Biafran War in Nigeria in the late 1960's The continent's literature is so rich, and the history so complex, that I have only touched the surface in the years since. You are about the age he had reached when he died in battle. Your tribute to and hopes for your continent strike a deep chord in my heart.

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