Black Poetry : Africa

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  1. OmoObatala

    OmoObatala Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Africa:

    Can you tell me why Africa is
    Crying, lost, homeless ?

    Can you tell my why Africa can’t give birth anymore

    Why bullets go off in her stomach like birth pains

    Can you tell me why Africa is a place?
    I can’t see myself going cause I been
    To condition to living here
    So many pictures on the black top of
    Black face I am lost in the maze of confusion

    Can you tell me why I am living and
    She is dying, why our children fight in
    The street with machetes, and Riffle

    Steven’s kingdom has come, sounds of
    Riffle and drums….those are the only
    Words I remember
    Tell me when will you hear from my
    People, tell me when you will hear
    From the road
    Holding
    On to an ear drop of sun in the mouth
    Of the night….like sweet melodies
    I plagiarize myself with Sara’s words

    Can you tell me when Africa will come home…..


    When can I send her in to the distant land
    To reclaim the life that was raped from her?

    I see her crying for the lion of Judah
    To save her from the temptations of self
    Destruction and I can’t do anything about it.
    I need help and there is no more tomorrow.

    Please tell me when, we will stop flatten our
    Hair and un-conditioning ourselves in the way
    Of so called purity to look like something other than us
    Queen’s make-up used to cover scares of brutality

    All I want is a simple littler girl’s answer
    When will Africa come home?
     
  2. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice!

    Africa must be a state of mind-

    1poetsought ~
     
  3. OmoObatala

    OmoObatala Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yup it sure is~ I glad someone caught that....
     
  4. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    l caught it :D

    l hear you loud and clear queen.
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    your words say it ALL loud and clear...Africa is you, Africa is me.
     
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    Shango Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is a very profound piece......
    And I would like to say
    be optimistic.......'cause Africa
    will be free........it is written
    After the storm comes the sun.
    Nice read.......I like the thought
     
  7. OmoObatala

    OmoObatala Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    it was not so much actual but moe spiritual you know....we need to work on inside before we can replenish out side~
     
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    Total freedom of the mind is where I long to be! feelin your piece!
     
  9. OmoObatala

    OmoObatala Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I tattooed freedom on my arm so I could remeber that I need to be in that state of mind, good book the four agrements help me understand EVERYTHING~
     
  10. Indiankim

    Indiankim New Member MEMBER

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    Trying to contact Exodus

    Alafia Exodus,

    This Theresa from LA. I wanted to see while I'm in SF this week.

    Call me 866-388-6528 toll free number.

    I hope your still with this discuss group. If not ... If anyone know how I can contact Exodus, please advise. I'm a long lost good friend. Smile. :help:

    Peace & Sweet Blessings
    Iya Theresa
     
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