Rasta TimesCHAT ROOMArticles/ArchiveRaceAndHistory RootsWomen Trinicenter
Africa Speaks.com Africa Speaks HomepageAfrica Speaks.comAfrica Speaks.comAfrica Speaks.com
InteractiveLeslie VibesAyanna RootsRas TyehimbaTriniView.comGeneral Forums
*
Home
Help
Login
Register
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 18, 2021, 02:54:42 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
25904 Posts in 9963 Topics by 982 Members Latest Member: - Ferguson Most online today: 51 (July 03, 2005, 06:25:30 PM)
+  Africa Speaks Reasoning Forum
|-+  ENTERTAINMENT/ ARTS/ LITERATURE
| |-+  Poetry (Moderators: Tyehimba, leslie)
| | |-+  White Man In Haiti
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: White Man In Haiti  (Read 4158 times)
Yesayah
Newbie
*
Posts: 20


« on: January 31, 2006, 12:23:42 PM »

White Man in Haiti (5.23.03)

Last night I dreamt another dream
And I was the female protagonist
Walking in a middle class-town in Petion-Ville
Where I met a white man-perhaps an outcast.
And he confidently approached me
And with a friendly smile,
He echoed something to me
In a language that was very familiar:

Excuse me miss...can you help me!
And so, I remained standing―dumbfounded.
I stood uncomfortably before him
Like a well positioned light accusing night
And with uncertainty,
I waited to see
What the white man needed from me
Besides, what is a real white man
Doing outside on the streets of Haiti after midnight?
Was he a member of our secret society?
Oh! I waited suspiciously.

Then suddenly,
I saw the white man beginning to change before my eyes
He transformed. He shifted from being a person
To being a dog ― a frog ―
A young girl in a wedding robe
He became a boat―next to a rolling barrel
But by then, I became empty
Empty like the dark space behind me
I ran until the night ends
Logged

Life is Poetry.
Express it!
__________
(c) 05 Fania Simon
www.faniasimon.com
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Copyright © 2001-2005 AfricaSpeaks.com and RastafariSpeaks.com
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!