CHRISTMAS AT THE VILLAGE

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I remember all the memories
I feel all the memories
I want all the memories
Memories of a simple time
Kids with no weight on our shoulders
When we played with goats
Pulled the cows tails in wonder
And patted the kittens without worry
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TALES FROM MY FORESKIN

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The crack of an orange African dawn
Signifies the beginning of this ceremony
It’s brutally cold outside
The stillness of early morning
Creeps underneath my bare skin
I can hear ululations from excited women
The men chant victory war like songs
Drum beats in the distance align to my heart’s rhythm
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THIS IS MY LAND

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I have walked on this land
Since i learnt to take my first steps
The ground has held me down
Respecting gravity’s motion
This land has birthed me
Taught me patience
Led me to trust in the goodness of humanity
Sometimes people will hurt
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THE BEADED AFRICAN WOMAN

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She wakes up before the cock crows
Her life revolves around her family
Decades of traditions that have bore her down
She has stood firm knowing what she wants
Life is easy when her family is happy
Tilling the land so it brings forth precious food
She sings as if to encourage the seedlings to grow
Seasons are known to her like the back of her hand
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A FALLEN SOLDIER NOT A FALLEN DREAM

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I stand and watch as the caskets are slowly lowered from the airplane
It’s so silent
So deathly cold
So dark the wind can’t even breathe
Men in uniform solemnly walk towards the caskets
Draped in our flag that silently mourns
Black
White
Red
Green
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