African dreams

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is about the despair of some African people.

Submitted: January 19, 2008

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The sun draped in fiery gown

Blesses again the dreary morn

Jeweled light adorns its crown

Dances with grace among the corn.

Heat drowns the barren soil

Greeted with groans forlorn.

The earth to life plays foil

Woes line faces careworn.

Leaden eyes beg the blue sky

Unbidden prayers for rain,

Sad sighs still wonder why

Heaven’s tears given tight reign.

Babies cradled to empty bosom,

With pain, suck life of cracked nipples

Future of hope they cannot fathom

Weak bodies shiver in ripples.

Void fills their empty gaze.

In their forsaken belly,

Hunger anew roars ablaze

And fester diseases deadly.

Dusk wanes to misty night

Shadows yet one dreary day

Dreams anew take flight

Of griefs forever kept at bay.


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