Black Poetry : I Am Africa

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  1. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I Am Africa
    I am the soil.
    You are the seed.
    Together we will create a great nation.
    We know who we are, and where we come from.
    A land called Africa.

    Four hundred years ago kidnap from our home.
    The soil and seed was scatter.
    Million were toss in the great Ocean
    Sickens, starved and batter.

    Who they were did not end there.
    The seed whisper to the soil.
    The one lost will not be forgotten.
    Through us they will be remember.

    Our roots are deep.
    Our blood is strong.
    Remember Africa.

    They raped the soil with foreign seed,
    And then called us animals.
    The soil was forced to produce more sprouts
    Without any fatherly attachment.

    The sprout when ripe was ripped from the arms
    Of the Mother soil.
    The Father seed head bow low.
    No longer a warrior.

    One last glance upon the child
    They knew they would never see again.
    Their lips moved. No words could be heard.
    They whisper lightly into the air.
    You are our child;
    Your blood is strong.
    You will survive Africa.

    Four hundred years you tried to blind us
    From who and what we were.
    The native tongue was beaten out of us.
    Your foreign names force upon us.
    You tried to break our spirit.
    You could not touch our soul.

    Our roots run deep.
    Our blood is strong.
    I am Africa.

    In the end you were the fool.
    For taken us from our land.
    The soil and seed scatter across the world
    Will join, and unite again.

    You tried to silent our leaders,
    But they have already touched our soul.
    They told the story about mankind,
    And our ancestor home.

    They said we have brothers and sisters
    All across the globe.
    They told us about a great land
    To get there you cross a great ocean.
    Where the soil is rich
    And the seed is strong.
    Our original home Africa.

    We are branches from a mighty tree.
    The soil and seeds was scatter.
    The Flower of the trees bloom in many shades,
    They are our brother and sister.

    Many have died to make the way
    For us to come together.
    To hold, our children in our arms.
    Bringing out the best in them.
    Lets call our ancestor from the
    East, North, South and West
    To come into our home.

    The father seed said to the mother soil.
    No longer we have to whisper.
    Smiling at the children embracing each one.
    Through them our ancestors will be remember.
    Forming a circle holding hands,
    Arms lifted toward the heaven.
    They let out a shout so the ancient could hear.
    The words echo in all direction.

    We know who we are,
    And where we come from.
    The land, called Africa.
    Our root is deep.
    Our blood is strong.
    I am Africa.

    Ashe! Ashe! Ashe!

    Peace

    2003
     
  2. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very deep, and creative...this is a powerful read...
     
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    very true and beautifully expressed...........I like the way u expressed ur roots, ur spirt, ur passion, ur love, ur commitment, &
    ur awareness of self...................keep the spirit alive and continue to channel it for others to help them find their way..........
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes indeed the depth of this flow speaks loud wit pride
    and loyality unto self .......ur most def whom u be ......
    Tyteeeeeeeee scribe
     
  5. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you LovelyGoldenOne, Shango,and RICH for your kind words, Feeling the vibe...Together we will Survive. :)
    Peace
     
  6. Rico

    Rico Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tyte flow blue....this is so true...keep up the writting.
     
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    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I could feel the strength and power behind
    the right to 'be' in this historical/inspirational
    piece you laid on us!
    Peace to ya, Poet!
     
  8. Bluewater

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    Thank you Rico, and skrybe7, sharing and feeling the Vibes..
    Peace
     
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    So deep and powerful I like yo vibe we are Africa aren't we? thanks for putting it down for us
     
  10. Bluewater

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    Thanks you serenti-poet we are brothers and sister sharing the same roots from Africa.
    Peace :grouphug:
     
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