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The African Cry

Mama Africa, 
Land of my ancestors' birth;
Source of all mankind, 
the once Shangri la of mother earth.

Stir up the spirit of the Mau-Mau in vibrato on the bongo.
Your ways are far higher than the crags of the Kilimanjaro. 
Let the cry for freedom rides the winds of the Serengeti,
 and the walls of segregation fall like confetti.

With careful utterances, 
ransack the minds of the pig-headed souls.
Uhuru milele! Milele bure!
Adamantly, gluttons deprive her black gold. 
In the villages, griots will invoke a new story.

Follow the way of the lion, 
and watch out for the hyenas.
When the rivers are dry in Tanzania, 
danger resides in the mud. 
Remember; when liberty is threaten in Somalia,
 freedom is written in blood.
Blood stained her crevices with love; 
black sons’ and black daughters’ blood.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 9/3/2010 12:35:00 PM
Yes, brethren ... true inspiration touching the things of black creation ... irie and peace
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Date: 8/30/2010 12:46:00 PM
Earle, your poem expresses your great love and appreciation for a most beautiful country that is still struggling to survive not only the weather, but the weather of human trials and tribulations. It is beautifully written with great empathy and understanding. Into my favorites. Blessings, Connie
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Date: 8/27/2010 2:34:00 PM
Incredibly powerful poem about the land of your ancestors, Earle. Many, many incredible lines. And remember this too -- when liberty is threatened anywhere, it is truly threatened everywhere. Fabulous writing! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 8/26/2010 9:19:00 PM
Very powerful write Earle .. one u need to read twice for full effect ..very intense and great us of rhyme... enjoyed..luv..
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Date: 8/26/2010 7:02:00 PM
Nice patriotic feelings you have expressed in this write, Earle
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Date: 8/26/2010 6:42:00 PM
Brilliant, Earle! I loved and enjoyed readng about the Mother of many Countries,..p.d.
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Date: 8/26/2010 6:12:00 PM
Wow Earle, awesome write on this beautiful continent. You've incorporated every aspect and you did it brilliantly :)
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Date: 8/26/2010 5:26:00 PM
Wow.I am speechless this was written with passion and eloquence.Beautifully written.I loved it...XoxOxo,Jamecia
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