Friday, September 25

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African Song: My African Beauty

by Daniel Nkado



Her skin is as dark as coal

Her eyes black as tamarind
Nose straight and divided
Like the double gong

Her hair grew thick and dark

Her neck long and strong
She stands not a desiccated tree
She is full and edges rounded

Her smiles are slight and complex
Her gaze deep and penetrative
There is a fruity air to her breath
The zesty scent of cashew apple

In her slow, winding steps

Gentle determined gestures
I saw only one thing
Beauty.

22 comments:

  1. Lovely! Black is beautiful.

    www.ckjacob.com for fiction stories

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  2. Makes me remember
    rejoice and shout with laughter
    throw all your burdens down
    if God has been so gracious as to make you black or brown.

    #team proudly black

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  3. Black is beautiful and strong too.

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  4. Yea, black is beautiful. Adumaradan, dudu bi koro isin...lol

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    1. Toyin, please please translate..

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    2. Let me help her,guess she is busy,meaning is black and shine like shoe of a horse. The shoe of a horse is called koro isin.

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    3. Thanks oladunni, but koro isin is not d shoe of a horse but the seed of a particular fruit.

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  5. Lmao. That's how it feels #tongue out. Ntoi...

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    1. Not fair. Biko nu, melum ebere and tell me.

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    2. Just so you know.. I got the Biko nu, melum

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    3. Hahaha, someone must have told you!

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  6. You know what they say... The blacker the berry...

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  7. Tithe translation: Adumaradn means black makes you shine while dud bi koro ishin means black like the seed of a fruit called ishin ( which is a fruit that looks like cashew though not as soft with no peanut) The black seed is one of the finest black things on earth.

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    1. Aww...lovely. Thanks a lot, Bybarh.

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    2. Yea, Bybarh is right. Thats d translation. I've been away for a while.

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  8. Am not dark, not at all I am very fair in completion. But I agree black is beautiful.

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