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Topic: Sightseeing (08/08/05)
TITLE: Sights unseen...
By solomon ayenajeh
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
By the waters of the Red sea.
Never have risen to the colossal heights
Of the statue of liberty,
Nor walked under Napoleon’s arch
Or up the Eiffel tower,
Or touched and conquered mount Kilimanjaro
In it’s silent, awesome power.
Never seen the graceful archs
Of the opera house in Sydney, Australia,
Nor ridden that ancient, monstrous stone dragon
Called the ancient, great wall of China.
Never questioned the mysterious sphinx
Who looks as though he just might wink.
Never heard Victoria falls in thunderous splendour
Or walked the frozen deserts of Alaskan texture.
To all these places, I’ve never been
Only in my mind’s eye of these I dream.
Even though these sights, I’d love to see
I’ve never had the opportunity.
But I tell you what I’ve seen
In the few places I’ve been;
Never knew there were so many shades of grey,
Till I beheld the sky on a stormy day.
Saw the magnificent palm trees
Waving their leaves as I pass,
My feet springing
On a verdant carpet of grass.
I’ve seen the endless limits of the Atlantic ocean
Wether raging or at peace, always in motion.
I’ve seen a flower struggle through a crack in cement,
A man gaze in wonder at a sky painted many shades of red.
I’ve seen stars twinkle before the break of dawn.
I’ve smelt the soil, earth and water just before a thunder storm.
I’ve seen a smile on the face of a child weary and wet,
Seen an African woman, noble and proud in silhouette.
I’ve seen a pirouetting gale!
Seen clouds descend into a vale!
Upon these and much more I’ve gazed,
Seen things in places that have left me amazed.
So the next time you go sightseeing,
Don’t forget to also look for the sights unseen!
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