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How ever,I rise

In your mind you conclude that
'this one is a dried bone'.
And you look at me as if am alone, 
But i have got back bone that makes 
Me rise.

I rise! for i am the glittering shining rising star.
I am the African sunrise
I am the future surprise
I am the poetic merchandise
The most wanted prejudice   
The lightening  ink that thunders rebuke
At your envious heart.
I am the black talking drum, 
Talking, making sense as in twisting
Your brain until it starts learning to make sense.

Does my boldness frighten you? 
Why restless when am stress less? 
Why do you freeze when i breeze in? 
You device means to see am falling
But if i fall i will rise more rooted, 
Sure footed, like a tree in the swamp.
Till tomorrow or even till i finally mellow
However, i rise.
Though is not by my strength, i'm only a serving vessel.

Out of thatch huts and bamboo fence
Emerged the future modeling art.
Banana boy from hot black soil, 
To become a glorious star.
Who cares if you like it or doubt it or not to admit
That my prophetic poetic tonic makes your brain 
Charge like alcoholic toxic.

However, i rise...
I rise like a balloon going high high...
Like Maya Angelou, 
I rise! i rise! !

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  1. Date: 5/11/2013 4:52:00 PM
    Hello my sweet and wonderful friend... thank you very much for the greeting.. I'm glad you stopped by :-) :-) Congratulations with having your poem Featured this week. Have yourself a wonderful and lovely Mother's Day. Lots of Luv & Hugs *Linda

  1. Date: 8/8/2011 7:56:00 AM
    This is one of my favorites, i love the messege and the flow of it... (But if i fall i rise more rooted) Powerful , powerful, powerful!!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 3:47:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this poem. If we could all rise like the balloon and step above some of the problems we can climb great heights making the world just a little better. Phyl

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 12:34:00 PM
    Thank you for posting your excellent poetry here at PoetrySoup so we all may read it Charles. May your weekend be one of much joy to you and may it bring inspiration to the end of your pen. Wishing you the best in any contestd you have entered or are going to enter this weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 9:03:00 AM
    Wonderful work!! soupmail !! :)

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 6:29:00 AM
    Don't get too close to the sun.... LOL Enjoyed reading your hopeful write. There is so much depression and oppression of all peoples lately... we all need to keep the hope.