Black Poetry : Have You Seen My Sister

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  1. Cindy

    Cindy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Gently
    The fingers of her words
    Touched my heart
    And she caressed
    My own memories
    I fought to displace

    This woman
    Is a woman of many women
    Who has been gang raped
    By the viciousness
    Of her country
    And it’s men

    Oh, Africa, I gaze
    At pictures of your leisurely sunsets
    And tall giraffe
    You are exotic in beauty
    From your women’s stunning faces
    To the animals you shelter

    Do you hide your eyes
    At the atrocities
    With these pictures
    Of serenity
    How can you look away
    From this terror day by day

    These women
    Cast from homes and towns
    Treated as unclean
    Buried their children
    That tried to protect them
    As their husbands fled

    She
    Honarata, Maria,
    Esperance, Seraphine
    And more
    Reached out touching my heart
    With their heroism of survival

    Touching my own memories
    Touching my psyche
    Touching my soul
    Beckoned me write them
    In further plea
    For the sightless to see

    We are sisters
    We hold souls
    We hold hands
    We hold our children
    We hug
    Across states and countries

    Do you see them, too
    No matter how far
    Or color of skin
    Will you hold a hand?
    For your sister
    What would you give?

    This my tribute to “Postcards from the Edge” February edition of ‘O the Oprah Magazine”
    (Included in the story is the web site that tells you how to contribute and help our sisters.)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    deep intresting and well pose'd
    feeling the pain and the sweetness
    of her sweet africa ....
     
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    hi Cin :huh: love you :heart:
    good to see you around again..


    aww this was beautifull

    africa....




    beautifull..

    thanks for sharing....













    Lovelibertylady:heart:
     
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    So many horror stories exist for so many women across the land. Nice to read a flow from you again Cindy.
     
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    I love you so much, Cindy, for writing about this horrifying thing that occurs in some parts of Africa every single day. Everytime I read about another incident I am moved to tears, and similarly I am with your poem. Thank you, girl, for your words and for posting this wonderful work. Let's all pray for these women together.
     
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    powerful write really touched me with this scribe welcome home good to read you again

    Peace
    Angel
     
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    Thank you Sistah Cindy...

    That was a fierce call to arms
    and so beautifully prosed
    I'll be getting my copy of "O" today

    Much...
    Peace & Love
    Akilah
    :read:
     
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    Very nice and beautiful Cindy. Very nice. I would get Oprah's mag...but come on...how would that look. Nice poem though. :heart: :cool:
     
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    Cindy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Akilah - Hey there, thank you... nice to see your name again!

    kente417mojo - :hammer2: You are funny... you know, you can read the stories online from her site.

    Thank you both again for reading and for your uplifting comments. :D
     
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    Cindy,

    This is fabulous!!! Deep, thoughtful and thought provoking. Keep on keeping on. A brother's back...

    peace
    blak
     
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