Thank You God For Creating Me Hard And Strong

Thank you God
for creating me hard and strong
I would have been mettled
by the scotching and smouldering African Sun,
or even carried away
by a relentless African rainstorm.

Thank you God for giving me steadfast legs
I would have been swept away
by the swift and violent rainstorms of Africa

 Thank you God for giving me a resilient mind
I would long ago gone crazy with the endless woes of Africa

Thank you God for giving me super sensitive eyesight
I would have gone blind by beholding
the misdeeds of cruel African tyrants

Thank you God
for giving me  
superlative  auditory  senses otherwise
I would gone deaf
by listening to the woeful deeds of  cruel wicked men.

About this poem

God has generously endowed us with the strength to overcome the challenges of everyday life in Africa

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Written on April 17, 1980

Submitted by Chinonyeisraeluche on May 02, 2023

Modified on May 02, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AxBaxcx xBcd xBd xBxx Axbxx
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 715
Words 133
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 7, 4, 3, 4, 5

Israel Chinonye Uche

Date of Birth: 18/9/57 Nigerian; Igbo BA(Hons) 1982,Theatre Arts, University of Calabar; PGDE, 1987,University of Nigeria, Nssuka Secondary School teacher( retired). Author and publisher more…

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