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« on: April 20, 2006, 11:42:23 AM »

they spoke to me
in kswahili
they spoke to me
in amaharic
they spoke to me
in twi
they spoke to me
in kikongo
they spoke to me,

they took me to places unknown
i saw ken sara wiwa and the plight
of the ongoni people
and the rebels of nigeria,
they spoke to me in creole
and i saw the haitian revolution
they spoke to me
and took me to the carolina sea islands
and showed me
the afrikans in the carolinas,
they spoke to me in patois
they took me to jamaica and i saw
marcus garvey,
they spoke to me in bantu
and i saw zumbi dos palmares,
they took me to the mohenjo daro valley
where i saw the untouchables of india,
they spoke to me in zhande
and told me about the plight of zhande people
of southern sudan,

then i saw patrice lumumba,
they spoke to me in zulu,
then i saw steven biko
and walter sizulu,

they spoke to me and told me that the problem
in africa in tribalism,
that if we dont conquer ourselves and the enemy from with in
we will neva be free,

they spoke to me,
abouta brain new afrika,
a new dawn
under united states of afrika,
they spoke to me,
and showed me maurice bishop

they showed me the horros of slavery,
and how some our anvcestors fought agaisnt
arab raider and europeans with bravery.
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2006, 01:35:10 PM »

Good poem man.
It makes alot of sense and somehow relates to the spiritual connection i experience everytime i board a ship. I can feel their souls and the misery they went thru, off course not as they experienced it, but I imagine and just wonder if i would have survived  to the end or chose to suicide by jumping into the ocean and be eaten by the sharks than taken into slavery.
And most of all their fighting spirit thru and thru this horocost, is just ubelievable and encouraging for us today to carry own the fight and totally free Race.

Aluta kontinua.

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