Black Poetry : Amina's song...

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  1. mkhaya lo'

    mkhaya lo' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This poem is inspired by Amina Lawal, a nigerian woman facing death by stoning after she had a child out of wedlock. she was sentenced under the sharia penal law practised in the northern states of nigeria.

    Between life given, life taken, and life itself...i find myself caught between passion and a reason.

    If I had to choose, would I?
    If I had to have it all, would I?
    If I had to loose it all, would I really have?

    cast your stone...cast it strong and bold and in anger and judgement and disapproval and scorn....cast your stone.
    cast your stone to rectify this wrong...this wrong...my passion, my wrong, or so u call it...
    cast your stone to elimanate love with no limits
    cast your stone to forget, for a moment, if only for a moment, your own transgressions..
    cast your stone in your protest that i shouldnt have, should have known better, should have known my place...

    nevermind that i am now alone in a mess it took two to create.
    or is it a mess?

    come on, cast your stone...I dare you...
    my name has already been cast in stone in many countless hearts around the world...the world scares me with its constant probing and probing, and probing and wanting to know...how could they, how could they, how could you...

    no one could ever know that moment my child was conceived, loved, nurtured and gently rubbed, a loved child, this child, my child, this child...love me, love me, love me.... says this child..

    mine is simple really, i am now under the will of allah...allah...
    asalam walay kum, walay kum asalam i shall greet you always... with love and peace, a peace in my heart...

    cast your stone if u must.
     
  2. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    veru nice piece...
     
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    very nicely done sistah
    feelin u
     
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    profound message you present...

    judgement, love, life, the imbalanced judgement place upon one
    but the actions of two...

    I love the way you presented this..."casting the stone"

    it's even more sad that it is true...

    my heart was truly gripped by this piece
     
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    mkhaya lo'

    Heart rendering tale of woe, wonderfully written.
     
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    i agree with angelic...this is all the more sad because it's true...how beautiful you penned this situation...noone could have expressed the pain and sorrow of it better...thank you for blessing us with this piece.
     
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    Timely and moving piece!

    So sad, so sad! That even though we know that we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God, we sit in the seat of the Judges and we are not fit to judge..."So let him without sin cast the first stone"...sound familiar!
    It's in the book! I pray you continue to write from passion and true conviction.

    Blessings On Ya House!
     
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    yeah when i first heard about this I was deeply saddened ...I pondered what many thoughts would be goin through her head but this was so beautiful and the ending wow...thank you for this my sista :)
     
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    mkhaya lo' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you all...

    its been something very close to my heart... I'm grateful for all your responses...

    lo'
     
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    " it took two to create "
    Now she found herself all alone.

    Thanks for sharing...
     
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