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Spicy grove
treasure trove
cinnamon tree
or scarlet,
starlit
sea
What be
an Africa to me?

Ancient
deep like the rivers
the horizon’s embrace
winds – flashing horror
rebellious
uneasy
What be
an Africa to me?

Hills of endless light
copper sun
blazing through corridors
full of mirth
sweet as earth
the small
imperfection
of the world
a coppered sun
That be
an Africa to me.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Fia-fia said...
Feb. 5, 2012 at 12:27 am
This is so sweet. Really expresses "what be an africa to me" ;) really wonderful. Love the way your thoughts and feelings are shared and flow. Thank you :)
 
Kay4theRoses said...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 9:34 pm

you goy your thoughts across without excess use of words and that was very talented.

anyone read my newer work and give me some feedback?

 
silenceandnoise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 5:22 pm
I actually went to Africa this summer, and this poem truly brought me back there. Great job!
 
BaiLiHua This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 9, 2010 at 5:15 pm
Flawless and spot on, my friend!
 
BoJammin This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 23, 2009 at 4:07 pm
This is great. descriptions paint a blazing picture. nice!
 
Zero_K This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 5:18 pm
Beautiful descriptons, a true feast for the imagination!
-Blessed Be!
+++ZERO+++
 
Emily said...
Nov. 1, 2009 at 8:57 pm
that was so espressive- the spices, the earth, everything was so descriptive that im almost speechless! keep up the good work
 
kittykat123 said...
Jun. 20, 2009 at 7:36 pm
really liked the first stnza:)!!!!!!!!!!! keep on writeing!!!:) check out sum of mine!!!
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BloodRose said...
Jun. 12, 2009 at 6:29 pm
This was so descriptive! i could see all you were saying! you're a very talented writer keep it up!
 
Brandi K. said...
Jun. 4, 2009 at 3:13 pm
interesting. makes me want to go to Africa even more.
 
khaki said...
May 30, 2009 at 10:59 am
it's lovely.i felt as if i was in Africa - the cinnamon,spices,the sweet earth.it is beautiful!
 
Stephanie R. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 30, 2009 at 6:23 am
The first stanza is my absolute favorite. Your style is completely your own. Keep on writing!
 
Twilightnme said...
May 21, 2009 at 3:48 am
I love it! Thats all I can say!...
 
practicerandomkindness said...
May 20, 2009 at 12:21 am
This poem is FANTASTIC!!! It has a very unique style, and I like that.
 
alayapoetgirl said...
May 18, 2009 at 6:52 pm
I love the style and the rythm of this poem... It really touchs my heart...
 
Mikal said...
May 16, 2009 at 12:46 am
I liked how u used metaphors. Check out my poem:A letter to love
 
Pa S. said...
May 1, 2009 at 12:54 am
That is a good poem. Take it from an African. I like it.
Keep 'em comin.
 
CressFerriera said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:57 pm
The poem is good. Are you African? That would only make sense
 
Kumang said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 8:49 am
its good
 
LilJ<3 said...
May 6, 2009 at 7:36 pm
it was interesting... i like the word choice
 
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