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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Africa (03/05/09)

TITLE: The Motherland
By c clemons
03/11/09


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Mother Africa
Calls to you
Mother Africa
Calls to me
Return to Eden
In the middle of the world
She opens her arms wide
From her Ivory Coast
To the horn of Somalia
Throughout her history
Home of Pharaohs and Kings
Thereís no denying
No use lying
The only real paradise
Created for you
Created for me
Birthing millions
Just like her desert sands
All shapes, all sizes, all colors
Running through time
Mother Africa

She has her detractors
Her diametrical nature
Bluest of skies, richness of earth
Uniqueness of creatures-
The blackest of nights,
Famines of rain and food
But where the hand of God
Is, Mother Africa
Life giver and taker
From her soil
Came all flesh
With absolutely no toil
Original man
Original fall
Mother Africa
Calls to her brood
Come home
The good, the bad and sordid
Bloody wars, amid fears
And tears
Where Faith was born
And died
Most left on their accord
Some forced from her bosom
The blood of otherís still cry out
Not resting until justice is done
Mother Africa

Calls


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Sharon Kane03/14/09
A lyrical poem, and you avoided painting Africa either as all beauty or as all horror. Nicely done.
Beth LaBuff 03/14/09
Your descriptive words flow beautifully in this. Your love for Africa is evident. Nice work!
Benjamin Graber03/18/09
I like the flow of this poem. The gentle rhythm fits very well with the poem, I thought.
Laury Hubrich 03/18/09
Awesome job. So many of these entries are reminding me of the history of Africa. I really appreciate that. Well done.