Black Poetry : Brothers Keeper

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    Brothers Keeper
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    Once
    a civilized
    indigenous people
    born of Mother Africa
    enjoyed a culture which
    included language and art.

    Enriched by a divine Spirit
    they became caretakers of their
    sovereinty and land. Given to them
    also, was the wisdom to respect nature
    as well as tribal elders. Every tribesman
    played out their respective role in promoting
    the overall wellbeing of the tribe. Women were
    respectful and respected. Men were warriors, charged
    with protecting women and children. Pillars of the community,
    women were industrious and seen as the doorway to eternity.

    Through storytelling, griot would perpetuate the oral traditions of a family or village,
    educating tribal brothers and sisters in the process. Lessons learned of war and hard times
    lent to the nobility of African pride and self-respect. Tradition had it that each living thing was
    due a measure of respect, for it too, was the creation of a divine Spirit. Disputes that could not be settled amicably
    necessitated mortal combat with life and death hanging in the balance. Such is the nature of man, who in conflict with himself, unquestionably, is committed to self-destruction.

    Finally, the grand experiment of life will ultimately weed out any and all who forsake the divine essence of the Creator. Survival of the fittest is what is at stake. Respect yourself, before you wreck yourself. The human race is a race against time. Isn’t it high time we as descendants of God, stop the killing of our sons and brothers? Isn't it time we cease to contribute to our own demise?

    Our mothers
    bear birth pangs of regret
    for every life lost, every man child; our brother.


    Darryl Abdu Omari
    aka 1poetsought ~ real talk
     
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    Always, wise words from you. I really like this and it's history. Much love...
     
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    the show me tell me spin of wisdom flow on brother as you being heard !
     
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