Many Rivers to Cross, A Journey Unto Complete Truth

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A Poem written, capturing a perspective, a vantage point, relating to Black Caribbean History (Maroons).

Submitted: May 13, 2009

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MANY RIVERS TO CROSS, A JOURNEY UNTO COMPLETE TRUTH

by Firstlady_Mandey

Who are you, and Who are we?

How can we explain our history, a disjointed experience lost in a past filled with PAIN AND TOIL.

Don't call me your friend! I did not ask to be uprooted and transplanted, brought to a mysterious place.

Can you leave me a lone? Apparently not because you have stolen my past and bargained for my future.

Does anyone know who owns the World?

Some say the Natives were first, however, I want to analyze that name Native, understanding exactly what it defines.

History, lies and fairy tales don't impress me.

Truth ne'er shocks me: I embrace it, as it is rare as HIDDEN TREASURE.

Why do I intimidate you, when did I menace you with my thick beautiful lips and smooth black skin.

Does this mean you are going to be my friend now that my ATTITUDE has changed.

Oh no! Now I told you what my BEAUTY MEANS to me, I won't take it back because it was never yours.

All the history within historical experiences of my black people was tucked away in the past, hidden from generations to come.

Don't paint my face with Michael Angelo.

I study, I read, I will be able to share my TRUTH with the generations that I will encounter.

Earls and Dukes, a hiearchy stolen from Negroes, borrowed without permission.

Our sovereignty can not be bought, as it is PRICELESS.

Black Aristocrats owned this world, replaced by a FACADE of resentful HATE.

DON'T PATRONIZE ME! JUST LEAVE ME ALONE

I WANT TO GO HOME.


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