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I arrived earlier in time To witness the great work of creation When from the dust emerged the first man I saw the destruction of the Noah’s world And the reconstruction thereafter The earliest civilization on Egypt soil Unfolded before my very eyes The reign of the Greek gods and The might of Roman, I shared I walked the streets of Paris On the eve of Robespierre’s revolution The triumph of Lenin, Trosky and the royal guards Were mine at the proletariat Russia With Cromwell, I drank from victory cistern In Britain, in the battle against the crown In the boat beside Columbus We discovered the new world, America In Berlin, we sat and scrambled For Africa’s partition From the rocks ravines of Kenya I fought in the Mau Mau’s rebellion Behind Ghandi, I walked Paving the streets of India for independence At Capetown, I teamed up with Mandela For freedom in apartheid South Africa I saw the the CIA at Congo Kinshasa Murdering young Patrice Lumumba At Lagos and Accra, I saw the magic wand Waving over the peoples in the hands of Zik and Nkrumah On stage with Bob Marley in old Rhodesia I danced redemption song on the first of Zimbabwe Last centuries, yesteryears, yesterdays Today, tomorrow on pages and lines of books Open before my very eyes and mind.

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Date: 3/1/2012 1:27:00 PM
Excellent write. A walk through history and a well grafted poem.a pleasure to read
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Date: 3/2/2012 2:26:00 AM
Thanks Steven for your time and comment. Anytime i receive an e-mail about comment on my poem from Poetrysoup, I m excited, because I know it will be honest and good comment.