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Poetry: Remember
Posted on Wednesday, October 18 @ 21:36:46 UTC by admin

Black Power by Eja

"Have you remembered
or are you still
in forgetfulness
Like when you
your sister
your African sister
When you called her
When you sold her
because you did not
you did not recognise
your sister.

Have you remembered
or are you still
in forgetfulness
Like when you
returned home
in the company
of your blood's enemy
to fight your brother
so your enemy
could rule your lands
which you had forgotten
were your lands
When you rode down
when you cut down
your brother
because you could not
your natural ties.

your name
Or will you still answer
to the sound
you were yoked with
after you were named
as trade-goods?

When you meet
your ancestors
will you remember
thier faces
or will you look
past them
searching for the pale
of the one you were
died for your sins?

When this life is over
when stories are retold
What will you say
to the faces
of the ones who died
because you did not

There is much
we find hard
to live with
without the use
of a mask
Things we know
whose names we will
never call aloud
Most of all
we find it hard
to deal with
the memory
of ourselves
what we were
what we are
what we may be
I cannot tell which
from the self who is
a victim of colonialism
to the self is
a collaborator
I cannot tell
which is
my Self

I start
but I stop
as my arms cannot
the sorrows
the anger
the fear
the desire
My spirit
cannot grasp
this much
How can I love
the captive
without feeling anger
as I remember
it's tribulations
How can I live
with this anger
as I feed
from the same plate
as the ones
who profitted
from the agonies
of the captive?

This love
for self
is opaque
hard to overstand
as I know not
from my many selves
is my real Self

"Love is not
Love is as simple
as breath
As common
as the gaze of a
If you ever
did breath
If you ever had a
mother then
you knew
You knew Love
before you knew
anything else
You knew of Love
before you knew
of this self and
that self"

The selves
I overstand
The Self is
what I find
hard to penetrate

"To penetrate
the inpenetrable
Allow yourself
to be encompassed
There is nothing
that the Spirit
cannot encompass
To encompass
the infinite
allow yourself
to be penetrated.

The infinite
all that is
all that was
all that will be
is in your breath
You had it
and you let it go
you can have it
if you are wise
in the use of your breath.

To remember
look without prejudice
or favour
at this self
and at that self
the beauty
of this self
with the love
of one who finds
in what he beholds
Cure the pain
of that self
with the love
of one who finds
in his task.

And when you are done
never forget
a step of
the road
that led you

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Re: Remember (Score: 1)
by UMLILO on Saturday, July 07 @ 14:25:29 UTC
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Poem is really deep & let u think of what 2 do with ur live cause everything we do or do`nt do wil eco 4iver!!!!WE NEED POETS LIKE THIS,ITS A REAL BLESSING 4 AFRICANS 4 ONCE so positive & JAH BLESS DA WORKS ALWAYS!!!!

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