Black Poetry : THE TRUTHS OF "THEN"

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  1. naija-man

    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The sky’s beauty spreading across the land,
    The colours that brings calmness to the soul,
    The images of beauty that can only be seen in dreams,
    The roar of the leopard, the trumpet of the elephant,
    The singing of the birds, the splashes of the rivers.
    The depth of the valleys, the height of the mountains

    The scars of the people, the cries of the children,
    The sounds of pain, the sounds of anguish
    The images of war, the sights of the unimaginable
    The unrested spirits, the tortured souls
    The silence of the widows, the silence of the orphans,
    The depth of the anger, the heights of bitterness


    The gathering of the tribes, the unity of the clans,
    The celebration of life, the feastings of festivals,
    The singing of the people, the dance of the masquerades
    The pounding of the drum, the blowing the horns.
    The taste of palm wine, the smell of cuisine,
    The laughing of the children, the cries of newborn life,

    The bowing of the heads, the submissions of warriors,
    The falling of the kingdoms, the collapsing of the tribes,
    The bitter taste of capture, the foul smell of entrapment
    The tight grasp of chains, the agony of the whip,
    The sickening of the motion, the cold splash of the ocean
    The journey away, the journey of permanent stay


    © Naija-Man 2004
     
  2. THEONE

    THEONE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice drop bro , Im feeling that
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    love the imagery and the flow here
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    took me for a mental ride this was tyte
     
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    You pieced together strong visions of "when", tight write.
     
  6. Alpha Male

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    For naija-man's eye's only

    naija-man,great truths
    thank you for sharing
    great truths



    naija-man, seize the day
    great poem you have made
     
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