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ANCESTRY: CELEBRATE AFRICAN BARDS

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ANCESTRY: CELEBRATE AFRICAN BARDS

TRIBUTE TO AFRICAN WRITERS FOR THEIR STRUGGLE AGAINST OPPRESSION
CELEBRATE AFRICAN BARDS A mirror in ink Placed before my future To save me from the sink Of this chameleon picture Anthills of the Savannah: With pen, they told me the past; Without their trail I wonder How to narrow a confusion this vast Through their crystal pages, My antiquity—inept— illumines; For their battles, no wages But mansions in exiles and prisons But unrest, pains, misery and yokes: For speaking with a different tongue, The rulers – yellow and black blokes— Incarcerated and suffered them long The struggle seems never to set. It surely has an end; they believe. Freedom is a song in threat; After clobbering, in peace they’ll live Though they hail from the dregs, On their pen was Africa’s jungle justice born. Now they are grey, they are like eggs To be kept; songs to sing to my son. I celebrate our African bards Whose inks defeated bullying barrels; And with all noble regards, I salute their courage that unlock freedom cells.

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  1. Date: 1/3/2013 6:57:00 AM
    "whose inks defeated bullying barrels" does not get much more profound than that.. Angel, awesome poem written with sincerity, and intellect...

    Angel-Simon Avatar Ajayi Angel-Simon
    Date: 1/3/2013 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Harry... Love... Angel
  1. Date: 12/30/2012 9:58:00 PM
    Angel, you have a marvelous spirit. I applaud your efforts to bring peace thru your poetry. Blessings in the new year.

    Angel-Simon Avatar Ajayi Angel-Simon
    Date: 1/1/2013 12:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Andrea... Love... Angel
  1. Date: 12/30/2012 12:23:00 PM
    Angel as they say the pen is mightier....Happy and Peaceful New year to you...David

    Angel-Simon Avatar Ajayi Angel-Simon
    Date: 12/30/2012 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you David... Love... Angel
  1. Date: 12/30/2012 11:38:00 AM
    Enjoyed this immensely Angel and may I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS xx

    Angel-Simon Avatar Ajayi Angel-Simon
    Date: 12/30/2012 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mandy... Love... Angel
  1. Date: 12/29/2012 5:23:00 PM
    Enjoyed your wonderful poem Angel, love Elizabeth

    Angel-Simon Avatar Ajayi Angel-Simon
    Date: 12/30/2012 11:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Elizabeth... Love... Angel