My African Love by Lucky Ebere - The Isaac Somto Foundation

  • My African Love by Lucky Ebere

    My African Love

    Oh Africa! How I love thee
    A jewel you are on earth
    Treasured and nurtured by the suns' rays
    Greened and blessed with vegetation

    How do I profess my love to you?
    How do I show this affection to be true?
    Do I go to the endless plains of the Serengeti
    Where my eyes are treated to a luscious sight of wildebeests

    Do I go to the Nile
    And boast of her stretched miles
    Vast river of cleansing water
    Bathing my soul; making me truly African

    Do I go to the Kilimanjaro
    And worship your greatness in awe
    As I stand to gaze at the foot
    Of the mountain so grandeur

    Do I go to the Ogbunike caves
    Where my soul is refreshed
    By the satisfying taste
    Of the waters by nature blessed

    Do I go to the Niger
    And sing her praises
    Telling tales of lands
    That her richness irrigates

    Do I go to the Sahara
    And sing of the pulchritude;
    Beautiful brown grains of sand
    That give way for the heaviness of a camel's foot

    Do I go all the way
    To the god of light
    That blesses you with his rays
    When morning emerges from the night

    Oh Africa! You I lift
    On my strong arms
    For Her (the world) to see
    The beauty in your skin so dark
    I profess my love to you
    Oh Africa! Jewel of the Earth
    Precious orb of the sun
    Mother of true beauty.

    ©Lucky Ebere


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