Ode To The African Queen

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I strive to live in your heart, my African Queen

You are the most beautiful of God’s creation

I can’t turn a blind eye; I can’t pretend not to see your beauty and your grace

Your beauty and your grace stand out like an oasis in the desert

Every time I steal a glance,  my world melts away

You are the one true thing I desire

The anticipation of your love sets me on fire

Mesmerized I cry out and wait for you to rescue me


Your intelligence

Your smooth skin

Your bold lips

Your dreamy eyes

Your caressing voice

Your natural hair

Your curvaceous body

Like a tornado in an open field, the things I desire swirls all around you


I am ensnared by the sound of your sweet voice

Your voice commands my attention as a General with his army

It’s as if a spell is cast on me so I won’t forget you

Your silence is as enchanting as the sweetest song

Dare not break into a smile

Dare not utter a word

Dare not look my way

Your prominence weakens me

I feel battered without mercy, like strong waves crashing relentlessly into the rocky shores

A strong Queen causes a King to buckle in the knees


So I humbly ask,

Will you lend me an ear?

Will you grant me your heart?

Will you allow me to love you?

Will you allow me to adore you?

Will you allow me to protect you?


I know the love of an African woman is worth more than gold

When I fall, I know you will make the landing softer

You will stay across my horizon holding it all together

No one else holds the remedy for my aggression and flaws

You will always be there to pick me up and brush off the straws

You will counteract any disobedience with loving discipline

Your affection is larger than life

I will lose myself completely in your wholesome embrace


So I say to you today; your love will be my religion, my truth, my beacon, my peace

I need just a little more of your touch

I need just a little more of your warmth

The silence is deafening as I stare at you but it’s a raging war inside of me

I can’t resist being dragged into your world

Like magnet with steel, I can’t resist being drawn to you

You ask if I am strong enough to be in your heart

Grant me a pass; please let me in to provide the answers you seek

The vision of  romance is tranquilizing


And so I ask again, can I live in your heart forever?

If I am breathing easier,  it’s due to your presence in my world

I am weak and starving for your love and affection

All means nothing without you, my African Queen

My destiny is entwined with yours like vines on a tree

Given the chance, I choose you to be my home

My heart vows never leave it’s resting place

I desire to live in your heart forever



A Poem by Kwajo Panyin


Author: Kwadjo Panyin

Kwadjo Panyin is a Ghanaian born relationship and lifestyle blogger located in Los Angeles, California. He holds three degrees; a Bachelors degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey, an MBA from Franklin University in Ohio and a Masters of Science degree from Northern Kentucky University in Kentucky. Kwadjo is a business professional who blogs for fun. His articles are about the challenges of dating and relationship anomalies. Writing, blogging, world travel, and photography are his favorite hobbies.


  1. ebenezer codjoe says:

    truly african queen

  2. Daniel Junior says:

    Nice piece……beautiful African woman Esther Araba Sey

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