Black Poetry : Question Of Roots

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  1. naija-man

    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Will my kids feel their culture, with pride and not shame?
    Will they fell happiness, when they hear Africa's name?
    Will they tell of their roots, without any lies?
    Will i see the true spirit of our people, when I look in their eyes,?

    Will they feel good and proud 2 be black?
    Will they embrace their heritage and not turn their back?
    If they go to Africa will they feel right at home?
    Will they feel isolated and feel all alone,?
    Will they have knowledge of Africa's history?
    Or will it all seem like one big mystery?

    When they speak Africa's name, will they say it vain?
    Or will they say it with dignity, and not feel no pain?
    If I teach them today, will forget it tomorrow?
    Or will the knowledge stay in them, like it's buried in hollow?
    If they read of their history, right from the start,-
    Will read it with bitterness, or read it with heart?

    MY KIDS SHALL BE PROUD, NEGATIVITY IS A FOE,
    THE KNOWLEGDE OF THEIR ROOTS, THEY SHALL ALWAYS KNOW
    ©2005(Michael Ndebumadu)Naija-Man
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Deeply expressed our children should and shall know
    with pride and no lies / will not hide or ride but stand
    tall smile and know thy Roots ........this what we need to hear !
    great piece of truth in a message
     
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    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanx alot...i appreciate it!:spin:
     
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    I loved how you did that. I cannot tell the tribe of your name except that you might have Nigerian roots.

    I liked how you moved away from the tolerated way of writing.

    I cannot wait to read more

    Peace

    Patrice
     
  5. naija-man

    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My native group is Igbo....
     
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    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ok the neme I will get it right. most Igbo names start with N as in Ngozi

    so I was asleep on my thinking.

    thanks for responding


    peace

    Patrice
     
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    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You are very welcome!!

    NGOZI
    Gender: Masculine & Feminine

    Means "blessing" in Igbo

    it's short for: Ngozichukwu(blessing of God)
     
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