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Scroll of an Oracle

Memory or dream from hell I cannot tell
The vision of stygian forests where harpies dwell
And men from them among men spawned
Greedy gullibles that on pagan mysteries fawned
Evicted from stygian caves to wander bared
Of human comport and yet in human shape
By cultures of war in Cerebus’ loath  prepared
These monsters of men defy, steal, kill, rape
The African land still, and virgin virtue defiled
In all her children stolen, manacled, despised
Toss upon dread waves like dead meat, disguised
From pity of sharks, innocence, kindness biled
By the same fiends frantic at the Judean cross
And this colonial evil is unsurpassed in dross.

They should have known such deeds are wrong
If they had known we are people too, and he
The Eternal light, the bringer of the griot's song
How they murdered him in grim glee of prophecy:
When each of us are enslaved or kill, he dies
Again in that wickedness entrenched in vanities.

Copyright © L'nass Shango

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  1. Date: 5/14/2009 3:34:00 PM
    Congrats on your fine win. BG

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 10:18:00 AM
    Dear L'nass, Congratulations on YOUR well deserved Win in Deborah's Contest Superbly Wicked ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 10:18:00 AM
    WICKED WIN!! Congratulations on placing Danielle's contest. Love, Dane

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 6:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on placing in the contest. Your writing is absolutely amazing. I never cease to be amazed with each new piece I read. Well done. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 11:48:00 PM
    Congrats on your success in Debbie's contest L'nass Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 6:47:00 PM
    L'nass, congrats with your placement in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 6:21:00 PM
    I am awe struck!- Wow! Congrats on your 5th place win!-AA

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 5:07:00 PM
    Congratulation on placing in Deborah's Contest, L'nass! A great work! Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 4:33:00 PM
    Once again, with your marvelous pen, you have created amazing poetry...the evil and history so well defined!! Congratulations on this excellent poem!! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 4:09:00 PM
    Warmest congrats L'nass on your excellent win in Debbie's contest! Awesome work! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/11/2009 2:58:00 PM
    Hey there, might I ask a favor? I think? you want KNOWN here "They should have know such deeds are wrong" "If they had know we are people too" if so please adjust this most excellent verse? LIGHT & LOVE

  1. Date: 4/18/2009 10:25:00 AM
    and under the educated guise of the colonial christianity 300 years of slavery.... great work L'nass

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 9:30:00 AM
    ...."If they (the harpies from stygian) have done these horrible things unto I 'The Son of Man,' then how many worse things shall do unto humankind...."~Brother, I love "Your Beauty"~but "I Love Your Soul," even more!!!:):)~Again L'nass, very insightful, stirring, profound, and brilliant!!!:):)~Again, "My Love Forever & Always, To 'You & Yours Loves,' John!!!"~"Have A Beautiful Day Dear Brother!!!":):) Bye ~

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 9:22:00 AM
    Smile~This is soo amazing "My Beautiful Brother!!!":):)~Yet I smile not, for the truth of it all~but the writer who wrote it, so profoundly deep!!!:):)~Hell, monsters, cerebus' all reminds me of what "Christ" once said upon "The Cross...."~"Father forgive them for they know not what they do...."~And He said again before this....cont....

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 6:32:00 AM
    Wow!!! L'nass, What a brilliant write - what a vivid description based on legend and cultural belief -rich in imagery and metaphors. Thanks also for your encouraging comments on my poem Do not Knock. God Bless You! -Mohammad

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 2:29:00 AM
    You have a way with this genre L'nass .Well written.Excellent Rgds Brian & thank for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 4:43:00 PM
    A powerful and profound write, L'nass! Love the intensity and passion in your thought and imagery.."Harpies".."evicted from stygian caves"... The debauchery in their "wickedness" and "colonial" greed. Amazing and wonderfully penned. This will go into my favorites, as well.:) Wishing you and yours the best!!! Mikki

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 4:01:00 PM
    This is magnificent. Everything about it is good. This is going in my favorites, too. Many people around the world suffer at the hands of power seekers on almost every economical level...usually emotional. But this...Atrocious...evil people perpetrating evil. God help them come to their senses and help them STOP. (Will this be your entry in the wickedness poem?) It's great. Love, Daneann

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 1:24:00 PM
    Africa-stolen,killed,raped-Africa -your message so deep ,my heart is bitter inside,seeing their sufferings, thanks to the greedy monsters,Africa still suffering today,no justice made-you described the truth so well my friend,that it hurts-bravo-charma

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 12:14:00 PM
    Compelling-impressive-powerful-amazing! L'nass, this poem goes to my favs. Great job, my friend. Ruben.