Tag Archives: Africa

MAMA’S DREAMLAND

She loves those hills of rolling green, And the barren parched-grey scrub: That rust-red earth makes her dream, Along a simple clichéd theme, Of people dancing hand in hand Across her ancient, sun-drenched land. The golden beaches fringed with palms … Continue reading

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DRUG OF CHOICE

As predicted, I’m addicted – So drown me in your milky brown. Little shot of mad obsession I offer up my full confession: Roasted African Arabica, The musky aroma of home, You complete My heart beat, As I sit and … Continue reading

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FIREFLIES UNDER AFRICAN SKIES

Photo:  Kenya post-election violence, 2008*   Nepotism and lies Of those that claim Corruption and tribal ties Do not exist, Insist They’re made up. The Powerful prioritise Personal gain under political guise.   A suffering nation defies Democracy’s demise And … Continue reading

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MUMMY’S GARDEN

Dewy footprints at break of day, Tracks upon the lawn. Shadow’s chased away By the sunrise early morn.   Under pergolas of hanging bells, Bougainvillea in myriad shades, Frangipani’s fragrant smells Pervade the forest glades.   Cape Chestnut’s pink confetti, … Continue reading

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