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Chains of Colonialism

Chains of Colonialism        

With guns they came
With whips and chains
Chains to capture the Dark Continent
Chains snaking across Africa
Africa blessed by nature
Africa a precious jewel
Jewel coveted by imperialists
Jewel stained with blood
Blood of the disenfranchised
Blood of innocents 
Innocents slaughtered
Innocents subjugated
Subjugated like cattle
Subjugated nonentities					
Nonentities to colonial masters			
Nonentities bowing to alien flags 
Flags of oppression
Flags of exploitation and domination
Domination of inferiors
Domination of natural resources
Resources robbed
Resources nurtured with sweat and tears
Tears of those with no voices
Tears of those whipped and silenced
Silenced by superiority
Silenced by weapons and fear
Fear of foreign invaders
Fear of certain death
Death of ancient civilization
Death of treasured culture
Culture stripped and raped
Culture battered and fragmented
Fragmented destiny
Fragmented people 
People crushed to the ground  
People with no more sweet songs
Songs of freedom and happier times 
Songs of nationalism
Nationalism and solidarity 
Nationalism thwarted
Thwarted to divide and conquer
Thwarted to castrate minds and bodies
Bodies chained and beaten 
Bodies killed for defiance
Defiance against injustice 
Defiance against colonialism
Colonialism in the name of God
Colonialism in the name of kings
Kings
God


05-01-2016

Contest:      Dig Deep - Race Relations - Conflicts - Colonialism
Sponsor:     Marugo Mo
Placement:   2nd 



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Date: 5/19/2018 2:03:00 PM
I came late .... NOT to colonialism. But I am impressed by your courage, and by the generosity of your readers. Your punishment: second place. For anti-colonial males: abortion when they are grown up, with guns if necessary. shalom, shalom! (Some women sleep ... may awake to fight; you seem born to fight)
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 5/19/2018 2:51:00 PM
Hey my friend, it's nice to receive your feedback and kind words! Hope you are enjoying the weekend! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 10/24/2017 8:02:00 AM
Now this is one awesome blitz.. I remember this contest..
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Date: 10/26/2017 3:05:00 PM
Hi SO, I'm so happy to hear from you! Thank you for leaving your lovely compliment! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 9/14/2017 2:01:00 AM
You capture the hearts and souls of the struggles, the peoples and times. Felt as tho I was there with them first hand. Again great verse James
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 9/14/2017 12:10:00 PM
Hi James, I truly appreciate your superlative praises for this piece! Thank you so very much! Hope you are having a great day! Pandita
Date: 6/14/2017 12:37:00 PM
This poem explodes w/truthful iterations, Pandita. We still feel the shock waves of those chains of colonialism, even today. Brilliant and cerebral poetry. Ty for hipping me to this poem, sista. Much love and many smiles to you. Romantic Warrior
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Date: 6/14/2017 12:42:00 PM
Awwwww! Thank you so very much, my dear Freddie. I do appreciate your wonderful compliments and support. You and I are on the same page and understand the effects of colonialism on the colonized. Much love to you too! :-) Have a wonderful day, my friend! Pandita
Date: 3/7/2017 3:53:00 AM
Absolute truth! great piece
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Date: 3/8/2017 1:29:00 PM
Hi Olise, I thank you for visiting and leaving your compliment and wonderful feedback! Thank you for your support! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 10/1/2016 3:24:00 PM
the world seems to have turned into a hornets nest ,,but you have defined it to the best the same things are happening all over but there is light after every dark night #lovefromKashmir
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Date: 1/24/2017 10:19:00 AM
Hi Kamran, I truly appreciate your so very high praises for this piece! Thank you very much! Also please forgive me for not responding before as I had not been receiving alerts for a while! Best wishes. Pandita
Date: 8/6/2016 2:41:00 PM
With you all the way, Pandita. Used to be charged like that. Thank you for showing it's not over yet. Not in our hearts.
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Date: 1/24/2017 10:30:00 AM
Hi Gerald, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your lovely compliments and feedback. Also please forgive me for not responding before as I had not been receiving alerts for a while! Best wishes. Pandita
Date: 7/28/2016 4:43:00 PM
Sad and honest; well done, Pandita.
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Date: 1/24/2017 10:31:00 AM
Hi ML, I truly appreciate your kind words and thank you so much for visiting. Also please forgive me for not responding before as I had not been receiving alerts for a while! Best wishes. Pandita
Date: 7/17/2016 4:45:00 PM
I liked this one, a great blitz poem!!!! :)
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Date: 1/24/2017 10:32:00 AM
Hi Arturo, thank you so much for your always wonderful compliments and continued support for my efforts. Also please forgive me for not responding before as I had not been receiving alerts for a while! Best wishes. Pandita
Date: 6/24/2016 3:26:00 PM
Very strong, well written poem Pandita.
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Date: 6/25/2016 3:10:00 PM
My friend, I truly appreciate your very high praises for this piece! Thank you very much for your continued support! Pandita
Date: 6/23/2016 3:41:00 PM
Pandita, this is an awesome poem. It tells a true story about Colonialism.
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Date: 6/25/2016 3:04:00 PM
Hi Lara, many thanks for your kind words which always mean a lot to me! Pandita
Date: 6/10/2016 11:36:00 AM
This a very convincing. Congratulations. Empowering.
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Date: 6/16/2016 1:12:00 PM
Hi Kai, I truly appreciate your so very high praises for this piece! Thank you very much1 Pandita
Date: 6/9/2016 11:49:00 AM
Congrats on a great win Pandita
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Date: 6/16/2016 12:56:00 PM
Hi Joseph, many thanks for your kind words which always mean a lot to me! Pandita
Date: 6/9/2016 10:11:00 AM
Pandita, that was fantastic .. written like a true pan dit, might I say? Congratulations on your fine placement. ~karam~
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Date: 6/16/2016 12:48:00 PM
Aaah! Thank you so much Karam for your superlative compliments. I hope I can always live up to my name:-)! Warm regards. Pandita
Date: 6/9/2016 8:40:00 AM
I felt the intensity of this write, stellar expression. Congratulations!
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Date: 6/16/2016 12:43:00 PM
Hi Dineen, thank you for stopping by and leaving your wonderful compliments which I appreciate! Pandita
Date: 6/9/2016 7:28:00 AM
For me one of the best so far. Congrats.
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Date: 6/16/2016 12:37:00 PM
Thank you, my friend for your wonderful support and high praises! Pandita
Date: 5/31/2016 1:58:00 PM
Certainly an extremely impressive piece of "Blitz" poetry - Very well done, Pandita! I hope you are doing well...and you are both healthy and happy. My very best regards! :) john P.s An obvious seven.
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Date: 6/1/2016 7:17:00 AM
Hi John, it is so nice to hear from you and I thank you for checking on me and for the high score! Wishing you all the best as always! Pandita
Date: 5/22/2016 8:05:00 PM
I think of all the blitz poems I have seen for this challenge, yours is one of the best, and you make me ALMOST want to take up that challenge, Pandita! by the way, your avatar is so cute!!
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Date: 6/1/2016 7:15:00 AM
Hi Andie, I truly appreciate your so very high praises for this piece and thank you for your lovely comments about my avatar:-)! That was so sweet! Thank you! Pandita
Date: 5/7/2016 12:12:00 PM
Very deep write my friend. Africa, the stained pearl. +7
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Date: 5/8/2016 8:18:00 PM
Hi Lydia, it's great to hear from you. Thank you for your lovely praises, continued support, and high score! Best wishes. Pandita
Date: 5/5/2016 7:39:00 AM
Very well written, Pandita. #7. T.J
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Date: 5/8/2016 8:16:00 PM
Thank you my dear TJ, for your wonderful response and high score which I truly appreciate! I hope you had a great weekend! Pandita
Date: 5/4/2016 2:21:00 AM
Excellent. Deep write. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing it
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Date: 5/8/2016 8:13:00 PM
Hi Ravi, thank you so much, my friend, for your lovely compliments! Wishing you a very happy day! Pandita
Date: 5/2/2016 11:43:00 PM
I have to agree with Silent....Well done Pandita...A7
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Date: 5/3/2016 5:12:00 AM
Dear Joseph, thank you so very much for your wonderful praises, your continued support, and encouragement! Best wishes. Pandita
Date: 5/2/2016 7:16:00 AM
The blitz form is not an easy one to do, but I must say that you tackled it with confidence, Pandita. I like the topic chosen and the build-up to the finale. #7 Warm regards // paul
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Date: 5/2/2016 8:02:00 AM
Dear Paul, it is so good to hear from you! This is my very first attempt at penning a blitz, and I thank you, thank you for the wonderful compliments and high score! Best regards always! Pandita
Date: 5/1/2016 7:29:00 PM
Pandita, I know what it is like to live through colonialism and even though not every colonized country experienced colonialism in the very same way (whether it is British, Portuguese, Spanish, etc.), some aspects are universal. You have nailed the theme in this amazing Blitz, my dear, and I salute you! A-7 and good luck in the contest. Kika
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Date: 5/1/2016 7:36:00 PM
Thanks very much Kika for your very insightful comments, compliments, and high score which I so very much appreciate! Hugs. Pandita