Thank you for reminding me of your beauty Africa. #Africanimages
You are beautiful before they came
You are beautiful after they leave
Let’s lie on green fields
Close your weary eyes
Dream with me of a pretty land
I want a tree by my side
And a bunny out there too,
Sunshine, cute clouds and blue skies
Let the sun wear her garment
And her warmth mild upon us
Let tree leaves shade her light
So I’m a musketeer in Camelot
A fantasy in my restless mind
But what do you dream about?
Ever woke up scared, disoriented and not knowing where?
Open your eyes and you’d see that the Sky’s still there
Even the worst nightmare passes away with a little smile
All that we need is a heart strong enough to withstand while
The planet remains, its beauty intact, hidden in white pages
That are real as that sight outside where you’ve not been ages…
Defer to the one most in pain, say that you need help, my friend
For I can take a little more, this pain wouldn’t be my final, my end!
A dance that reminds us of summer rain and getting wet outside
That song that can be sung as a means to end this unearthly fight
Fight then! Says a voice which was busy cooking up new dreams
Aye! Comes the answer, waiting for minds alike, well, so it seems…
Now, it is time to go back to doing nothing, which takes a lot
Of effort, since life is about being conscious about all we’ve got…
(c) Arunav Barua (I.I.T Guwahati, Assam)
Beauty is the ladybird
Waking in the midst of dew
To enjoy a quiet and lonely walk
Shine forth morning sun
Make dew drop and disappear
Paint the world gold
And take all gloom away,
From fields let farmers behold,
From forgeries let smiths smile
And from hamlets let our joy flow
With every fine memory you bring
Here is an image of two beautiful African girls. In Africa life is simple. This two girls posed for a picture, one smiling and the other hands on her head. What do you make of this image?
There’s that feeling of nostalgia when the sun drift away from the hamlets, sinking, sailing through the clouds like a golden phantom, spherical like a child’s play ball. Sometimes when it’s hot we wish away the sun and when it’s cold we wish the sun’s heat could warm our land. It’s man’s nature to want balance but what balance are we bargaining for as our planet become warmer than usual?
Now beauty is Nature’s art, seen especially from the day’s end. This beautiful view of African sunset is typical and may excite you. However, reflecting on th natural artful piece, you will agree that there are unspoken words which the sunset may be passing (to us). Reflect calmly, but remember to consider means to keep this planet safe. Feel, enjoy and protect the beauty that you’re surrounded with.
Good night from West Africa.
#VisitAfrica #Saveourplanet #Globalwarming
Character sustains beauty
Character sustains destiny
One thing that makes everyone unique or stand out is character. Character is moral strength and describes notable and eccentric feature(s) of a person.
As smoke can not be hidden, so is a person’s character. Character is linked to self-control, temperance and discipline.
Deborah King, co-founder of Global Protocol, Etiquette and Civility Academy lists 21 things we can do to improve character:
1. Forgive everyone.
2. Give more than you take.
3. Write a weekly thank-you note.
4. Respond with a soft answer.
5. Encourage others.
6. Conduct business with honesty and integrity.
7. Keep your word.
8. Examine your demands on others.
9. Be thankful.
11. Defend the defenseless.
12. Honor your body. It is the only one you have.
13. Treasure the simplicity of everyday moments.
14. Be inclusive.
15. Listen more fully.
16. Be content.
17. Sing and dance daily.
18. Practice daily random acts of kindness.
19. Pray without ceasing.
20. Spend more time improving your character than you do improving your appearance.
21. Celebrate and communicate your love for others.
Note that exercising control over a behavior improves character too and negative attributes unchecked can destroy existing relationships, friendships, business networks and even marriages.
Autumn plays a game of colors
Warm is her painted trees and land
Sweet are the songs from her birds
With the two, she gave benevolently
Image by Yaran Qadr
Greatness is not a virtue of wealth
Nor beauty, nor fame
Greatness lies in courage, in faith
In change, to become
With experience, wise
Honest and compassionate
Beauty is the painting of paths
That men had never walked or seen
Like the pebbles which count not their existence
Beauty walks through the ranges and fjords
With shadows of pines and winter trees all about
And tree logs sailing quietly on the lonely waterway
Beauty is the art of tranquility
It is peace that comes with quietness,
The sands that lay on beaches stretched far away
Quietly for years, unperturbed, sitting on one another
With backgrounds of green tropical forests and rocks
And a wide variety of flora and fauna
Beauty is painting of the sea
Some are black, some light blue
Some a mild red and a patch of cream
But the hues match with that of the skies
So that the canoes look like middlemen
Caught in-between the clouds and sea
What if there was no love in me for you Africa…?
I shrug, I will not think of it…
I wonder which other songs are left for me to sing
I wonder what can give me much joy for a better future
And I thank God for this gift, for Africa, for the world
For the opportunity to tell how I feel about Gods perfect Nature
And what it means to me… my beautiful inspiration!
Each time I wake from my slumber I see your beauty
I still see heart warming smiles and people around me
And the sweet torture of their warmth joyfully burns my heart
It feels so good to be part of it all, part of a blessed world
Imagine sleeping in the open air at the spying of the Wild dogs
Imagine running up the hills to fright the Lions with the Masai
Or to dance with the mischievous apes of the Savannah
And drink the sweet and fresh Mqobothi beer with the Zulu
There is some warmth even in remembering you
In bearing your thoughts and dreams…
In my hopeful traveling of the lengths
And breadths of your landscape
Through ponds, forests, hills, vales, towns and hamlets
And my encounters with the good and the bad and the ugliest,
The wild, the tamed, the birds and the beasts…
The sweet romance of adventure itself
And my undying quest for knowledge…
Sometimes I am like the Wild myself
And the Waterfalls and Ponds my fine siblings
What of the streams with reeds all over the surface
That conceals the dreaded Alligators in their element?
What of the python with her thousands of camouflage spots
Swimming in the deep rivers of the Niger and Orange?
What of the spotted Hyena with her ferocious eyes
And large head full of tattoos and curly hairs?
What of the songs from the thousands of forests dwellers
Who knew no other men, deity, world or hope?
What of many, many things I might not remember to remember
Just what of …
And what of me with everything strange about me
Writing, musing away to the tunes Nature gave me?
Knowing so well I belonged to a community, entertaining ourselves
Living together for life is for the living…
I am sorely in love, with you Africa
Hide me in your Shadow Lord
Let me be invincible to the worlds strife
In the vales were dry bones lay
And up hill were the skies touch the Earth
Let me stand blameless before You
I have fallen for I am just human
Weak, frail and vain, but You perfects all this
Now I stand before You, dear Lord
Asking for You alone and all You are
Leave me not behind
But in Your invincibility let me hide