A poem of optimism for the African continent.


Africa The Beautiful

Africa my Africa; of resources rich.
Aggressively wooed because her potentials enrich.
Africa the bride, historically bid for.
The continent dark with opulent fields to explore.
Your labour past prospered farmers of the Occident.
Your hidden value takes the gaze of the Orient.
Not even the world's giants can your 'dwarfness' ignore,
as they compete for potentials concealed therein.
You seek for succour but your abundance lies herein.
Your pleasant shores will no more the brain drain witness.
Your lush green will spring forth from your feigned wilderness.
Africa my home will her charming beauty unveil.
No more will your poverty stricken let out a wail.




Poetry by Joseph Ogbonna
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Written on 2023-12-12 at 21:20

Tags Africa  Beautiful  Continent 

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Sameen
A fine ode!

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2023-12-18


D G Moody The PoetBay support member heart!
A good heart-felt poem - congratulations.

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2023-12-13


Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
Loved this
2023-12-13