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Son of Stones

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Son of Stones

Son of Stones


A Rock that split
  This wretch begot...
So, douse me with grit
  My mirth is got.

Builders bygone
   My praise arouse
Who built with stone
  This Fort of a house.

I wear dread locks*
  To their martyrdom (e)
Who built from rocks
  My Zimbabwe Home.

Great is the hand
  That moved stones
With a magic wand
 Plummeting drones!

When a curse you spit
  I’m an enraged King
When stones you split
  To Life I spring!

Great House o’ Stone 
  Is partly Me
Stone on top o’ Stone
  Built what set me free!


***A dedication to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, a monument whose structure is a marvel 
of human ingenuity.
***I don’t wear dread locks actually. This is recognition to those who do so as epitomes 
of freedom fighting, the likes of Bob Marley.


JM

29th Oct’ 2013

  
  

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  1. Date: 11/1/2013 1:16:00 PM
    What can I say, friend JM? Another great piece from you! :)

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 6:08:00 AM
    a powerful and intriguing poem with great rhyme. ~ i'm glad you've discovered my poems, because now i'll check yours out, too...

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 10:20:00 PM
    Joseph, I enjoyed this quatrain and tried one myself today, which you might check. I spent a couple of years in southern Africa and recall the ruins that inspired you here. Mark

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/30/2013 12:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THANKD, MARK! I'M GLAD YOU RELATE WITH THIS ONE. I ENJOY YOUR WORK. I'LL VISIT YOUR POETRY JUST NOW. FRIEND, JM
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 2:28:00 PM
    A passionate piece, Joseph - well done. I enjoyed the read very much.

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/29/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Miss Wattle!! This one comes from my heart and my sense of identity. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was out a while, I promise to visit your poetry by and by. Friend Always, JM
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 1:48:00 PM
    Nice poem penned well. Read and enjoyed it. Loved always, bl

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/29/2013 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the comment. Friend Always, JM
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 11:22:00 AM
    Nice one Jose, i love this poem

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/29/2013 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I missed you on Soup. Am sure all is fine. Thanks for your good comment, I do appreciate. Shamwari, JM