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For pride that’s truly national
In Africa, it’s rational
To find lions in a crowd –
That truly makes one proud!
What also makes one thus decide:
Collectively, they are a pride –
How very apt is that
In this conceited cat!
In other matters, on the whole,
Until they shed the begging-bowl,
The Africans will find,
In pride, they’re left behind.
They could have self-sufficiency
If only they would all agree
To stop their constant brawl,
And work hard, one and all.
(For the current side view theme)
© Colonialist May 2010 (WordPress)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. anotherdayinparadise says:

    Excellent take on the theme Col. I love lions, being one myself. Have a great weekend.


  2. Adeeyoyo says:

    So true, Col, especially the last verse!


  3. Hi Col, I loved your interpretation of the theme. The lions bring a new dimension to it.


  4. bb says:

    Aaah…the begging bowl of Africa….it will never stop until the rest of the world stops ALL aid permanently.You have to be cruel to be kind and Africa has to learn to stand on it’s own two feet.


    • colonialist says:

      Unfortunately, Africa still trades on this rather silly guilt complex the ‘developed’ nations have.

      For some reason, I can’t link back to return the visit. Drat!


  5. Jules says:

    my first faux paux – oops typed in Jules….

    Dont know how to put my avatar on here and i put my name instead of cassie… double faux paux?


    • colonialist says:

      I fear you may be stuck with it, now, unless you close the blog and open another. It says one can’t change the name.


      • Jules says:

        no man!! dont know what PRIDE i have left lol, i receive every single blooming message that you receive… and it feels as though im proof reading your comments….. i obviously pressed something i shouldnt have. Me thinks its safer to stick to blogland and wait patiently for you to unmaybe yourself and show your ‘face’ there again… hint hint, nudge nudge….

        I know familiarity breeds contempt but this is ridiculous lol. Like lions, i stick together with my family,….. no matter what palookas they are.. and on the plus side, i know how to comment in whose blog and not feel like a stalker reading all comments that dont belong to me. Enjoy your eve mister. Jajaja have a good ol grin. Some wimmin!!


    • colonialist says:

      Hmmm … this doesn’t give me the option of another reply, but maybe this is the way to do it…mutter…mutter…
      I’m sorry, I can’t tell you which buttons to push to stop getting the whole kitchen sink. I am still getting lost here myself!


  6. Jules says:

    elo. I found you. “Aints she sweet, see her walking down the street,…” ok, i read Dinx’s “stuff” on here. Must figure out how all this works and if its easier for me to come on here.

    As for the lions, beautiful creatures need not say a word, they ooze appeal and character…


  7. I think pride in yourself is part of national pride, achieving as part of the team is a great boost to one’s self esteem


  8. grandawn says:

    Hi, colonialist – I love the play on words! I’m glad to find your blog after your visit to mine. I’ll be back.


  9. granny1947 says:

    Ok…copying my reply on my post didn’t work too well and I don’t see an edit button!!!


  10. granny1947 says:

    Well, you won’t have to miss them anymore Col!
    Are you still figuring out your avatar?
    On Monday I will send you a list of instructions that Cindy kindly did for us.
    Useful tips.
    I see some people STILL do not understand the issues at LD.
    Think I made a couple of new enemies with my comment!!!

    I like the additions of the lions!


    • colonialist says:

      I put my avatar in yesterday but it doesn’t seem to have taken yet.

      Thanks for that!

      Yes, it seems some people simply can’t read. If you did, too bad. They asked for it.

      I had to be a bit different with my ‘pride’ interpretation!


  11. Lyndatjie says:

    I wish I could understand why selfpride are more important than the pride you are suppose to have in your job, your country or your integrity.


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