Black Poetry : I saw them

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  1. PloeMorphic

    PloeMorphic Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Snoozing off to lala land and Ouch!!!
    I had a knee-reaction that made me realized that my body was displaced in a setting contralateral to that cozy establishment we call home
    Oh yeah home sweet home
    I noticed branches of trees surrounding me
    And
    Crickets and mosquitoes singing melodies In my ears
    Lions and tigers were watching from a distance because they were perplexed with my distinct look
    Wait a minute something just interrupted my thoughts
    Seem like the orishas of the forest were having a conversation because I can’t even hear myself cry
    So I lay back in my cradle made of ebony
    All eyes on me
    Eyes of different shapes and sizes were all pondering about my arrival
    I lifted my head again and there goes mama from distance
    So I cried out mamaaaaaaa
    No response I think she is tricking me again
    I cried out louder but noticed I couldn’t hear myself
    The orishas conversation became louder and louder
    Still all eyes on me
    2 months, 5 days on the run on this planet
    I began to take little steps without any question
    I forceful step out of my cradle
    See I wanted mama to notice my absence
    Maybe mama is getting puffed up again
    Tryna teach me a lesson who is the boss
    Alright okay I get the joke
    So I walked closer to the sound of her voice
    I heard a scream and loud noise
    I peeked from the bushes and bump it was whole different scenery playing in front of my eyes
    I noticed papa’s body was the next link in the food pyramid
    Vultures feeding off his eye sockets and open gun shots wounds
    I saw them dragging mama and Mr. and Mrs. Osei-tutu with chains and shackle to the nearest shore
    I screamed for help but no answer
    2 months, 5 days on the run
    Still lactating and now mama is gone
    Alive they never wanted me to be
    But as time went on the orishas and every life form in that forest played a role in my development and survival
    I saw them
    Yeah all eye on me because I was the chosen one to stay and finish the story
    To keep the legacy alive
    I saw them
    I can still see them
    Haunted with memories that can’t be erased
    I saw them
    All eyes still on me
    Alive they never wanted me to be
    But I saw them
     
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    great when u notice them watch u
    and yet u continue upward to da very end
    yes they watched
    but u saw them as well

    flow on !
     
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    Hotep

    Peace and Love. thanks for the words of encourage