23Oct 2016

If I had a Magic Wand! Written by Poetess Donna Africa

Dedicated to my late sis Kris. My penned published poem about healing, hope and strength! Click MORE DETAILS to read my heartfelt empathic poem

If I had a magic wand

If I had a magic wand
and a perfect song
I could right all the wrongs
that have been unjustly
and undeservedly put upon you
like a curse not knowing why
this had been cast and
what could you possibly
have done so wrong
to justify & deserve all this
excruciating pangs of
intense, unrelenting
and unforgiving pain
that I feel for you
with this empathic
loving & open heart of mine!

If I had a magic wand
I could bring back
that happy & beautiful
smile of yours
that I have not seen
in such a long while
or the laughter
we used to share
in our younger
wild and carefree
days of yesteryear! 

If I had a magic wand
I could eradicate
remove & ease
your insufferable
and agonizing pain
that plague you
each & every hour
of your long and
laborious days

like a gallant trooper
you never complain
or let on about your pain
that never ceases
or lets up in any way
but robs you of
your much needed sleep
the drugs that no longer work
or bring relief or ease your pain
but you wear a brave face
with a slight grimace
and soldier on
trying to be ever so brave!

If I had a magic wand
although I feel small
incredibly powerless
out of my depth
and beyond my control
I say unto you
“Draw strength from me”
like an archer's bow & arrow
outstretched fully
inside its almighty bow
cradling it gently
like a small child
safe, prepared
and ready for flight
and its amazing
journey through life
to be strong

and to connect
become One
with the Universe
and tune into
Mother Nature
as She will guide
heal & make you
well, whole,
complete & strong!

If I had a magic wand
My beloved
& broken Ones,
this is what I
would say unto you,
don’t give up, or despair
as you are powerless
to change what has
gone before
but draw inner
strength from me
like an Archer's bow & arrow
and be strong
as you know
I care and love you so
my dear beloved ones

so hold on
move on
knowing I care
and I promise
I will always
be right there
by your side
to never stray
or be far away
but be there for
you always
and forever yours

Written by Donna Africa on 09/06/13 
© Donna Africa

03Sep 2016

I am on Channel 5 Reality Documentary On Benefits in Single and Skint 6th & 1st September 2016

I am featured in Channel 5 Reality TV Documentary On Benefits in single and skint 6th and 1st September 2016 as advertised in the radio times 

EDP24 http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norwich_model_poet_and_actress_to_appear_on_channel_5_documentary_1_4679423

I try my hand at online dating and share my latest photoshoot and poetry works with the TV Viewers.

Find out if I succeed with my dates as it will be repeated this Tuesday 6th September on Channel 5 at 11:30 pm

Or you can watch it on demand on Channel 5 My5 _TV https://www.my5.tv/on-benefits/season-1/episode-25

ith Luv, Light and Liberty!
Donna Africa xx
02Aug 2016

Who is Donna Africa? Find out on my blog and Wikipedia today! 2 August 2016


Donna Africa is an artistic brand created by Donna Susan Thompson the brand represents Women’s strength, creativity and power. Donna Africa "The Queen of Dreams" is a package of Donna's artistic works - poetry, modelling, acting, activism among other things. Donna is a creative artist, model, poetess, dreamer, actress and activist. All her work is centred on the desire to encourage other people to keep following and reaching for their dreams.

Full Story below 


She was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe) on August 23, 1959. Her parents, Mr David Graham Thompson and Ms Joan Crawford, who were British born. She attended Avondale Infants School in Salisbury; then, in 1966, her parents decided to return to the UK. She furthered her education at John Bunyan and Alec Hunter in Essex, UK. In 1971, her parents returned to Rhodesia, Africa and Donna finalized her studies at Townsend High and Mt. Pleasant High schools. Her first job was at The Herald newspaper, in the advertising department.

In 1978, she escaped the fangs of death. She was only seventeen years old when she came under a barrage of bullets while travelling in an army convoy to Kariba. The Rhodes and Founders civilian ambush was the narrowest of escapes from her would-be death and changed her mind set forever.

1981. She left Zimbabwe for Johannesburg, South Africa. She had secured herself a new job at The Star newspaper in the advertising department in Customers services. She then went onto work at The Cape Argus newspaper as an Ad-taker, at The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, at The Paulaner Brauhuis Restaurant and Brewery, as Front of House and Host. Then at The V&A Waterfront at The Waterfront World of Wines as a wine consultant, seller and air freighter in Cape Town, South Africa.

She then received an urgent call from her brother Adam, who was living in the UK with their mother. Her mother had been diagnosed with cervical cancer. Donna had to rush as fast as she could to take care of her dying mother. In 2004 she left Cape Town, South Africa for Norwich, Norfolk, UK together with her teenage son, Chris. Three years later her mother breathed her last. This incident marked a new chapter in Donna's life; it literally turned her life upside down.

Overwhelmed by the loss of her mother Donna drew strength, courage and inspiration from Shaka Zulu. King Shaka Zulu was a prominent ruler of the Zulu tribe in South Africa. This king was a fundamental figure in uniting the Zulu people as one tribe he infected them with his unrelenting passion, courage and wisdom. He is known to have invented the famous iklwa short spear. It was this inspiration that Donna sought to overcome her despair and loss.

In the poem entitled Asimbonanga published in her poetry book, she pays homage and respect to King Shaka Zulu. (Her book is available on Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Donna-Africas-Poetry-Queen-Dreams-ebook/dp/B007HKOS6I) Her poem encourages other people, especially youth, to chase their dreams despite how hard to reach they might seem. She has performed this poetry performance act at prestigious stages such as Britain's Got Talent, The X-Factor among others. She has also appeared in notable TV documentaries and Reality TV shows both in the UK and Africa.

In 2012 Donna was cast as a Ceremony Performer at the London 2012 Olympics Games - after her successful audition - both in the opening and closing ceremonies in her part as a Audience leader performer and volunteer. Her participation and contribution were acknowledged by the then British Prime Minister, David Cameron in a 'Thank you' letter.

Donna Africa's unique character and personality earned her a new status of celebrity in her hometown Norwich, Norfolk, UK. She is a true representation of women empowerment and prides in referring to herself as a Zulu Warrior Poet. Her performances are full of energy and she stands out in her Zulu maiden costume complemented by her trusty authentic assegai spear and springbok shield. She performs her poetry performances acts at cultural, educational and entertainment events.

Her latest Reality TV Documentary appearance was on Channel 5 “Benefits Got Talent” (November 2015). In this relatively long, carefully captured and exciting documentary, Donna showcases her stunning photoshoots clad in her famous Leopard Print bikini. She accounts her experiences, challenges, temptations and, most importantly, the fun in pursuing her passion.

A survivor and an inspirational woman who soldiers on despite the hardships and challenges she has faced,

Donna advocates for a positive attitude, self-belief and confidence as the key package to unlock one's potential.

'If you can dream, perceive and believe something, you certainly can achieve it,' she states in her beautifully crafted published poetry book. She encourages her readers and fans to never give up on their dreams no matter how hard they might seem. She uses her poetry and prose as a vessel to share her true life experiences, such as the tragic suicidal death of her sister Krista, her life as an African artist living in Britain and her journey in the UK in realising and conquering her dreams and ambitions. Donna Africa is currently fundraising for the publication of her autobiography https://www.gofundme.com/DonnaAfrica

Donna's hopes and dream is to connect and become united as one and to inspire you to never give up but to conquer your dreams!

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