Poetry Friday: Sharing African Poetry


Africa has been blessed with talent, some of mother Africa's talent ranges from conventional to non conventional and creatives. Poetry Friday gives us the opportunity to share and celebrate African Poets and their work. Not only this piece of written/spoken word entertaining but also inspirational and inspirational.

Here's to more Poetry Fridays! Today's Poem is by Chime Hilary Uchenna and it's titled 'AFRICA':

AFRICA

(to africans in diaspora)

africa here i come, africa

africa of the black soul

the soul of an ancient culture

the culture of your timid tribes.

its your voice i hear africa

your voice of the talking drums

your beaded drums and the royal trumpeter

the metal gong of your town crier

i have come to see your music dance

i have heard of your ageless minstrels

have i not heard of your swinging hips!

i have heard enough and have come to watch

wouldn't you dance for me africa

africa here i come africa

would you not show me to your tribes

the timid tribes of your sweetened tongues

the varied tongues of your virtuous men

africa, black soul africa

tell me about your gods

your gods of the sky and of the mother earth

your gods of the hills and of the rivers abound

show me to your kings africa

your kings of the ancient dynasty

the ancient dynasty of rusted spear and shield

africa, here i come africa

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