Black Poetry : For the Millions

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  1. Roxanne

    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (Written for the orphans in Africa who lost their parents to AIDS)

    Millions of faces
    Left with traces of tears
    Years can not heal their wounds
    A heart consumed with pain
    A mother
    A father
    Lost in the reign
    Of a thoughtless disease
    You can catch this
    But why can’t we stop this
    HIV
    This
    A
    I
    D
    S
    Leaves an emptiness
    Gives an orphan strife
    Becomes a child’s childless life
    Left to bear the burden of
    A mother
    A father
    Crossed over to where the ancestors roam
    Leaving behind homes left broken
    Forbidden words not to be spoken
    About how the dead
    Still spread their blood through the living veins
    It’s a shame what we learn to become immune to
    Eyes refuse to see past through
    Those millions of faces
    Left with traces of tears
    While we still fear what we can’t understand
    A land so rich in history
    A land who’s soil brings fourth prosperity
    A land count even deeper the tragedies
    From tainted blood running on the inside
    Taking it’s casualties
    Rapidly and silently
    While millions of faces
    Left with traces of tears
    For mothers
    For fathers
    Left them to bear
    Memories
    Same blood running through their veins
    Continues the reign of a thoughtless disease
    Question....
    If you can catch this
    Why can’t we cure this
    HIV
    This
    A
    I
    D
    S
    Before then
    How many more millions
    Must we have to put to rest?
     
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    Hello Sister Roxanne ... Welcome Home ... :wave:

    So good to read you again. This is so very thought provoking, and beautiful, insuring that we do not forget ... the babies. I'm so with you.

    Thanks for coming home and sharing with us.

    Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    beyond dispair da hive of death looms way past da dead
    as so many of thy afrikan people are hit hard by this never ending tale spin

    truely da united man of America don't want a cure , another way to deem us
    and keep us at bay and who pay thy children whom left behind .......painful
     
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    How many more, I cannot fathom. This piece touched my heart, and brought a crisis up close and personal, so all could feel it. Well posed, poetess.
     
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    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Always...

    Good to come Black home. Better to feel the love once you get there...and I thank you.:hearts4:
     
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    i thought i hit this

    yes what a sad state of affairs

    something i hope one day can be corrected

    great tribute
     
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    Even after..

    I write these lines, I feel helpless as if my hope is not enough-just one more thing in this world in these times that sadden me
     
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    MOVED

    Roxanne, congrats, on such a compassionate work of art :flowers:
     
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    Anything that's man made...can be stopped!! We must first wake up and take a stand. "Change" is the only thing to stop the run of this man made disease.

    Welcome Home Roxanne ...good to see you around.
     
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