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THE PRIEST WITH A SAXOPHONE

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THE PRIEST WITH A SAXOPHONE

he came, his sword unsheathed
like his forbears in -deed
cutting through thickets of injustice and oppression
he plunged deep into 
the hearts, and the heart of corruption 
he came, a priest in lyrics robe
made an altar of music
he called forth saxophone
horns and drums did his bidding
lyrics, rhythm and harmony were his adornments
imbued with power of music
he cast off cassock of white lily thoughts
and embraced the gourd of black wisdom
necklace of cowries adorned his neck
he pulled down frontiers and fortes
of imperialisms and all isms
he lived Africa
bought and thought Africa
he died African....
FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI

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  1. Date: 6/13/2011 7:01:00 AM
    powerful and heartfelt...a fine poem...well done indeed