IS THIS MY DESTINY

Must I in this generation and day be born? Must these people my parents and family be? Must I be of this tribe, this race, this religion? Is this my destiny? Must I this path take? Must I these people meet? Must these people my friends be? Must I this...

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THE BAKER

Does the baker bake broken bottles? Tell her, that they are many splinters, And the glazier’s resin can’t hold. Where is the masonry On whom chisels were faulted? Tell her, the smith’ furnace, Has begot cold impotent ash Where is religion, That carries good morals? Tell her, she lost her...

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UNMASKING THE DEVIL

Most of us want to feel proud; Proud of our Nation Proud of our Race Proud of our Religion Proud of our Family Proud of our Political Affiliation Proud of our Ethnic Group or Tribe Proud of our Belief, Customs or Traditions However, if we are ever Caught Naked We...

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RELIGION OF ALL RELIGIONS

How come they face so much humiliation? How come they face so much indignation? Why should they always be the prey? How come they don’t always have a say? We forget our existence is of them Nothing exists without the woman From dust man was made But the woman was...

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I WEEP BECAUSE…[2]

My stance is cast, Pelt me with pebbles of hate Cast me in the armor of prejudice I shall remain the debris of my yesterday For the offspring of tomorrow Must not be awash by strangers’ drum beat My past is my today, The ancestors gaze down at me Faces...

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HELL

In the circles of Hell Are many things to tell Dictators and thieves cavort there Manure and sulfur fill the air Many oil magnates there are found With generals on common ground Those who sell to children drugs Well heeled pimps and common thugs, But the lowest of the lot...

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OUR SOCIETY TODAY

Our society today… See government ruling without humanity! See people practicing religion without God! See businesses thriving without conscience! See economies managed in refined illiteracy! See rule of law without real power! See murdered sovereignty, constituted ignorance! See the ignorant making laws, ineffective! See citizens without job, kissing poverty! See...

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FORCED MARTYRDOM (by Chikatito Jones)

The sap and milk of our land: Vibrant young men And nubile young women Poured out in the dust By cruel human hands… …On the grounds of Mubi, In the ashes of Aluu…! We stood by and watched! We did nothing! Their outcries we ignored! In Mubi, they gave their...

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