Magical Memories

This poem is dedicated to all those fighting on the side of the magnificent animals

to ensure their survival and place in Africa.

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Magical moments stored within my mind

Reels of memories….never hard to find

Dusty dreams weaving harmonies as they tantalise and tease

The melancholy call of the fish eagle… cruising empty air pockets with ease

Electric skies and shimmering heat

Rain clouds dancing to a random beat

The wide African horizon softened by a flaxen haze

Passionate undulating rivers and sun burnt days

The African bush dressed in russet clothes

Sun kissed pulse between their toes


An orchestra of nightlife  seducing the fading light

Evening shadows lengthen….creeping into the night

African half moon….shy in the sky

A myriad of stars…like beacons of hope…twinkling up high


Organza spider webs bejeweled with crystals of dew

A fresh glow of morning enhanced by a golden hue

A land steeped in traditions….and rich with game

Pungent and sticky scents igniting the flame

The fire of belonging raging deep inside

A desire to protect…. our heritage…our pride


Haunted by  the evening lullaby …..memories of my home

A land where the magnificent animals roam

These wondrous scenes are ours to hold

Ours to embrace and ours to enfold

A new dawn will soon show compassion’s face

Ensuring all creatures…. a safe and everlasting place.

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9 thoughts on “Magical Memories

  1. You have such an incredible talent – I feel like I am there!!!! Well done and thankyou for what you do! Xxxx I loved it!

  2. Your way with words is like pictures in the mind brought on instantly with spectacular assembly of smells and vivid imaginations……

  3. Oh Jen, you put into words the thoughts of so many. Thank you xx

  4. Once again, even if only for a while, you transport us ” home”……beautiful !!! Thank you Jen. xx

  5. Jen simply beautiful and I felt I was sitting in the middle of the African bush !!!

  6. Your way with words is Magical…bringing a flood of memories of home and bush and animals….

  7. Have just read this again after our fundraising day….simply beautiful. ..

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