Thank you for reminding me of your beauty Africa. #Africanimages
Every Dog is a Lion in his own gate.
Explanation: This metaphorical statement translates to every man is King in his own house.
Tasty for the spoils of the dry month, we are
Dry air, dry waterhole, dry lips, dry paper
Moisture lost to the heat of the traveling sun
But our feet has got many options, wait or run
And today the breeze drives the wind to us
We savor, we enjoy, to you emissary we trust
You have come with the mighty Harmattan
Your dry airs and heat has become our tan
With blur visions on sight
As a bonus for being alive
At the point of the year
Air so dry, with hot sun rays
You only bring us dry tidings
Cracked foot, that hurt
But we the people of this land still loves you
I have written this piece with Fampah Coyish, a poet from Ghana. The both countries of ours Ghana and Nigeria fall in West Africa, and enjoy the same weather and climate. We have written about December and her tide. I have written the first stanza and Fampah Coyish has got the second.
Mother Nature is an African. I say this because I have seen why. Africa is unrivaled in wildlife species and variety. I have had an Ostrich tower over me back then in Ondo state of Nigeria and I have met the Hyena which could have passed for a demon with her red eyes and big fury head and that was in Songhai Zoological Gardens. I have seen some quails and came so close to an African python! I have seen several species of crocodiles; the West African Dwarf Crocodile and the Nile, the civet, boars, tortoise, turtles, giant rats, all sorts of rodents, snakes, hundreds of different monkeys, wild dogs, hundreds of birds particularly the peacock, egret, falcon, parrots and the crown bird. I have seen many animals and plants which I might not recollect their names and places I met them.
Now I have climbed hills and traveled thru thick forests. I have witnessed a first hand experience of an African village and spent my time living in the rural. I have seen and bathed in waterfalls and her sparkling waters that washed down the valleys.
I hope to see even more…
If you visit Africa to see these wonders, trust me you will be glad you did.