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  African Ambition
by Ian R Thorpe
Saturday, September 23, 2006
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While attention has been diverted by situations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Tunisia, the climate change arguements, financial crisis we forget the plight of many Africans.

Hunger has taken his family,
War has taken his legs and eyes,
All he wants is to know once more
The taste of clean water before he dies.


A Wellspring Of Human Rights
How Much Aid Does Africa Want










Africa's problems

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Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 12/29/2012
TRUE!!!! xo
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 9/26/2006
"All he wants is to know once more
The taste of clean water before he dies."

Circumstance can make us realize that many basic things, often taken for granted, are actually priceless treasures! Powerfully, well stated, Ian!
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 9/24/2006
Yes, a poem showing the strength in simplicity of words, my favorite kind-this is very true, and the sad part is that it keeps happening and their governments are insanely corrupt. Thanks for adding this and keeping people aware-love and peace, Michelle
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 9/24/2006
Impolitic misery is shamefully unheralded.
Best regards,
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/23/2006
Thanks for sharing Ian!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/23/2006
A powerful, compassionate and most timely statement, Ian. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 9/23/2006
So few words, so much said.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/23/2006
W O W!!!!!!!!!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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