Serena's Blog from Africa
Africa (I finally made it) 06 November 2006
Africa (I finally made it)
James Alexander III @ 10:27
I finally made it to Africa. After many many years of longing and wanting to go I have finally made it. It is so GREEN and beautiful here. I canít believe the beauty and the sheer color of Africa. On my first day it was kind of surreal, itís like I still canít believe that I made it all this way.
First of all going to West Africa is not that far. They are introducing a new flight that will get you directly into Nigeria in 7 Hrs. I am currently in Ghana, and it is a 45 min flight from Nigeria to Ghana. The travel time to get here is really not that bad. Now I have never been to South Africa and unfortunately my travels this time wonít take me there, but I hear that it takes indeed a loooooong time to get there. I am happy however to be here in West Africa because I believe that is where my ancestors once tracked.
Read my poem below and tell me what you think.
Africa I have come home
My homeland I have finally come home
My heart is full of joy
For I have been many places
And boy have I seen many faces
But the beauty of Africa I have never set my sights on
The glory of African land I have not stepped
the magnificent elegance I have not embraced
With its majestic Splendor, my travels have stopped me from seeing
BUT AT LAST, NO MORE!
For I have made it home mother
I have made it back to where I belong
Where every man is my brother.
Where people are equal to one another
I have made it home mother!
Where my forefathers first stepped foot
Home to where my great, great, great, great, great Grandmother made her bed.
Oh God I have made it.
No more will I wonder and dream
For Africa my homeland I have finally come home!