A FABRIC OF AFRICA
They're painted on my soul
and drawn on every cell.
I often think they're heaven
and sometimes know they're hell.
They come in restless moments
to hold me in their spell.
My memories of Africa
the land I loved so well.
The dust and heat, the dirt and flies,
I shudder just to think.
The unwashed skin, the cow manure,
the heat that makes one stink.
And when at last the day is done
there's nothing cold to drink.
But ah, my dear, tis Africa
there's tadpoles in the sink.
And people;black,black people
they throng the city streets.
They search for work,they dream,they hope
and hunt for food to eat.
While out upon the vast hot plain
walks a Masaai son,
herding endless droves of cattle
under the burning sun.
The gleaming teeth in faces dark
tell of simple joys.
Like campfire stories, roasting meat
of simple crafted toys.
You're welcome there-the chai is on
you sip and know the truth.
Tis Africa that weaves its spell
and I am living proof.
Though long, long years have come and gone
and I am not the same.
My heart is there no matter where
I live and play the game.
The woof of work and warp of life
the tasks I daily do,
are tapestries my Africa
with colours weaved from you.
Black the faces, gold the grasses
blue the sky above.
Red the sunset, diamond starlights
colours that I love.
I've spun no masterpieces
from the memories I recall.
But don't forget my Africa
I loved you best of all.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR, LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by Bobbi Buchanan or search for other articles by topic below.
Search for articles on: (e.g. creation; holiness etc.)Read more by clicking on a link:
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.
NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL
God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You
...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38
LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Bobbi, I especially love this poem becau I am someone who just LOVES africa as well! Thanks for writing it! I've never been to Africa, actually, but I mean to go there someday! ~CRystal