Black Poetry : Ebony

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  1. Al D

    Al D We become that which we repeatedly do.. PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Visions ever-present, My constant companion are the memories
    Darkened nights with stars aglow sparkled over a blackened sea
    Vessels crashing the waves , ebony bodies cramped to the hull
    Cries are heard throughout this journey, piecing through ones skull

    From ebony eyes flow tears, minds fearful of the unknown
    Ebony people spirits die as they move further away from home
    Drums beating far in the distance no longer can be heard
    Ebony mothers frightened and frantic for still there comes no word

    Ebony fathers are angered the disappearances on the incline
    Ebony people have encountered a cold fear for the first time
    Ebony witch doctors conjure up up a blend of spiritual potions and voodoo
    But still the white men come, yes wickedness walks in shoes

    Ebony land so far away, We are longing for in our hearts
    Ebony people locked in chains, one day we shall part
    Far away on a distant land are we, tattered with beaten pride
    Exhibited and sold to strangers no place to run and no place to hide

    Visions ever-present, my constant companions the memories
    Darkened nights with stars aglow, sparkled over a blackened sea
    Freedom is the cry lamenting form our souls all withered like fallen leaves
    Still we stand strong and we stand proud, we are from the land of Ebony.....

    God bless Martin, Malcolm, Frederick, Harriet, DuBois, Garvey, Jane, Nat, Huey, Stokely, Angela and the many others who have committed themselves and lives to the cause of freedom for Africans from the land of Ebony.....
    Written by; Al DeVeaux Jr. 1984
     
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    I remember that journey...across never-ending waters...that got me from there to here. the drum beat

    nice poem.
     
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    Your poem should be written in it's own thread and space brother. You are piggy backing!!!
     
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    don't mean to offend, brother Al D....but it went with the theme of yours.

    since you feel it's disrespectful, i will remove it.
     
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    I appreciate that brother. Respect
     
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