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Poetry: Africa

1 April 2012 at 00:56 | 1581 views

Africa

By Arnis Vilks, Germany.*

Continent of wonders,
continent of hope,
continent of fear,
and continent of chaos
...like life itself.

Continent of magic,
continent of war,
continent of friendship,
and continent of music
... like life itself.

Continent of faith,
continent of hunger,
continent of plenty,
and continent of awe
...like life itself.

Continent of children,
continent of thugs,
continent of heros,
and continent of mothers
...like life itself.

Continent of stories,
continent of greed,
continent of mercy,
and continent of peace
...like life itself.

Continent of colors,
continent of sun,
continent of darkness,
and continent of fun
... like life itself.

Continent of markets,
continent of rain,
continent of sand,
and continent of solitude
... like life itself.

Continent of anger,
continent of death,
continent of birth,
and continent of love
... life itself.

Praia, Cape Verde, November 20th, 2011.

* Prof. Dr. Arnis Vilks is Chair of Microeconomics, HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany. This is his first poem in English.

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