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Historic Perspective

Battered
From a dark angry cloud
Beaten
By a storm wild and loud
Splattered
On history's hardest rock
Heaven
Smile at the little flock
For as a drop of water 
Curls to become a river
So I gather my dreams
To trickle like a stream's
First fall
From a leaf, to swell
To haul
The hill down, and tell
My victory in the sea
Tell me history from the sea

This month
Short as wounded memory
I hunt
Myself, stalk their history
To find all I have lost
Just to tally the cost
Of being black
Of watching the clock
For the hour.

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  1. Date: 8/21/2011 8:05:00 PM
    deep indeed says i. i loved the journey from sky to sea. as blackness be our waters be. tell our story when we reach the sea.

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 4:13:00 AM
    there is so much layering to this write ...nice to read you again my friend its been way too long ... love Jayne x

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 9:34:00 AM
    This is deep! I know there's more to it than what I can catch in just one reading. I just feel it, it's loaded. Penetrating piece of work. Nice job, amigo.

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 9:35:00 PM
    A Masterpiece! To my fav's. Lainie

  1. Date: 2/9/2011 5:18:00 PM
    Nicely written. Admirable.