PAINT ME THE COLOURS OF AFRICA
Where do I come from?
Where do I start from?
From the Kilimanjaro, my hope aroused
Down to Okavango with the friendly papyrus
Sure to fill me with the diamonds of Mandela
But don’t forget my origin
The walls of history fortified
Volcano of rich cultures erupted
Drown me in the Nile, I’ll show you the destiny of a courageous swimmer
Let’s move to Serengeti to feel mother’s love
Amarula and marula are the daughters of our soil
I am the wildebeest of valour
African rosewood gives rose to Rosemary
Showing the pleasures of the Pyramids
The shy bush babies appraise me
The holy sycamore gives her blessings
I crave for more
But all is within
By Adedayo Ademokoya
Adedayo Ademokoya is a writer and poet who is crazily in love with infusing passion to bring life out of words to express himself. He sometimes writes with the pseudonym ‘Fantasticdee’. Some of his works have appeared on BravesArts Africa, Praxis Magazine, Parousia Magazine, Indian Periodical, African Writer, Thought Catalog and elsewhere.