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The Songs in Level 2

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The Songs in Level 2

Jingle... jingle jingle,
jingle
The man is black,
jingle jingle
Black as coal,
jingle jingle,
The woman is white ,
jingle jingle,
The colour of our floor,
jingle jingle,
Holding their hands,
jingle jingle,
In symptoms of love,
jingle jingle,
Of defiance,
jingle jingle,

Jingle… jingle jingle,
jingle, 
We are children,
jingle jingle,
Of lost races,
jingle jingle,
Of lost continents,
jingle jingle,
Amorphous cultures,
jingle jingle,
Hybrid vernaculars,
jingle jingle,
Our mothers defied,
jingle jingle,
The ways of grandma,
jingle jingle,
Grandma cries,
jingle jingle,
Eeeeeh! Eh! Eh!
jingle jingle,
My children are lost,
In the 21st Century,
Aaaaaaaaaah!

©Muthoka Jacob, June 2012.

This poem is a cry over lost identities in the crave for modernity. Sorry in case it stings.

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