Black Poetry : Mama Alkebulan

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  1. Sangoma

    Sangoma Member MEMBER

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    As i gaze at heavens-
    heavens be my mothers eyes
    a Blackman's smile...

    As i gaze at heavens
    calling softly, so softly, her name,
    her name
    a mournful song
    my soul chants
    soul chants
    bones chant...
    from the Ancients refrain.

    The
    the utterings are not my own
    still they are one with me.
    In some other time and space
    time and place
    i have sung these words
    in my homeland across vast seas.

    My Ancestors bid me welcome
    for i am one of her stolen beloved.
    i
    must
    go
    back

    to bask in the warmth
    of her tender equatorial love.

    I dreamed i nestled
    to her bosom
    and was viciously torn away.
    Somehow my soul cried out
    RAH!!... AMMA!!... ODUMARE!!...
    my holy of holies
    i want to stay !!!

    I drink no more the nectar
    of her ageless nuturing waters.
    I stand on a strange shore now
    helping to build this new land

    land of Yanomamo... of Taino...
    of Apache... of Mohawk...
    land of
    land of
    land...


    helping to build this stolen land
    with my brothers and sisters human mortar.

    I must return to this present life
    but i know in my heart.
    I will again sing the chants of Mama Alkebulan
    for i mourn our being apart...
     
  2. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is deep....wow...great scribe...
     
  3. Sangoma

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    You are kind. Thank you.
     
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    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sangoma, the sentiment of this poem resonates deeply, this was beautiful and quite felt.
     
  5. Sangoma

    Sangoma Member MEMBER

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    Peaceful Greetings angelicsage,

    i'm so glad the poem resonated. Thank you. Keep your flow goin'.

    :wave: :toast: :grouphug: :wave:
     
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