Thursday, 10 October 2013

Africa; the land of indelible glamour!

Premise: Africa! I'm sure there are more than a million stories people have been told about Africa. It happens to be the most stereotyped continent and I hereby attempt to present Africa's unique and indelible glamour.

Africa my glamorous motherland
Africa my glamorous motherland
What do people see?
When they have a quick glimpse at you
What do people say?
When they have a quick chat about you
What do people think?
When they hear your name mentioned ‘Africa’
Do they see your body like a heart?
Do they see your shape like a question mark?
Do they see your size like a giant?
Do they say your name like a free car?
But how many sincerely know
What you are Africa...
Why you are Africa...
Why you are Africa...
Who you are Africa...

Africa my beautiful continent
Many thoughts, many speculations
Many ideas, many views
Many suggestions, many facts
Many lies, many truths
Indeed endless says exist about
You my motherland
Some think you are just a jungle;
Of pains and deaths
Others think you are just a dessert;
Of struggles and hustles
Others have no idea but today
I dare to invite them be dear to you Africa
By diving with them into your invaluable
Beauty that is rarely said nor heard
Your winsomeness within which
Not a single heart remains un-charmed

Africa my glamorous motherland
At your heart is the cradle of all humanity
Daily you invite all to relax at your quintessential
Beaches of your long n’ fabulous coastline
For indeed who can know the full meaning
And pulchritude of travel without experiencing
The magnificent Africa’s Safari experience
To see the big five whoop it up alongside the famous
Maasai people of your east without having
To zoom them out from the tiny zoos
Taking walks along the friendly giraffes and
The wild beasts of Mara in the view of the world’s
 Tallest standing [Kilima]njaro is such a big rave

Africa my beautiful continent
Who would hate to see the spot whales of your
South after globetrotting through the true Madagascar
On their way to the world class adventure at
The Victoria Falls; an all time global admiration
By even those of the great Victorian age
Such a delight in looking up and cruising along the
Girnomus Nile revealing one to the revelling beautiful
Architectural history written even on the walls
Of the smashing monumental Egyptian pyramids
All your exquisiteness in the diverse cultural, natural,
Physical, spiritual, architectural, social and intellectual
Wealth so thick and wide like your rain forest of the
Congo is indeed a lot of mali for you even in Djenne
Of Sub-Saharan Mali lays your ancient loveliness

Africa my glamorous motherland
You hail high in many hearts and faces
Your heroes and heroines of the past and the present
Like Mandela you pride in being their mother
Them who fought and still fight to prove your worth
Remain the faithful sons and daughters to treasure
Though many longed and still long to exploit your
Excellent beauty you will remain Africans’ to
Defend and to always delight in forever
Will you always arise and let the world
Know who you truly are;

Africa my beautiful continent;
Abundant Adequate Approachable Admirable Accolade
Fantastic Fathomable Flamboyant Free Family
Radiant Realistic Refulgent Remarkable Realm
Indigenous Idiosyncratic Impressive Indelible Instrument
Creative Coherent Cheerful Courteous Community
Absorbing Adventurous Affable Affluent Amenity
Africa my glamorous motherland
Where you beauty you beauty indeed
Only if you only beauty(ed) we all would sing one song
 Under the glow of your beauty Mama Africa

Africa my beautiful continent;

by Newton John Gatambia K 2013.

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