WE TOOK IN

[caption id="attachment_9245" align="aligncenter" width="361"] www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry [We Took In][/caption]In days gone, I was told None was black, none was white None was Franco, none was Anglo None chewed arrogance, none failed...

BLACK CHILD

[caption id="attachment_9177" align="aligncenter" width="422"] www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry [Black Child][/caption]O child of endless potentials farther than the horizon Let the iron-cap covering you thoughts fly away like a hopeless hawk Into the lifeless...

ROUGH DIAMOND

[caption id="attachment_7023" align="aligncenter" width="414"] www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry [Rough Diamond][/caption]Charcoal! I hear them call me. But unlike the coal, I’ve got beauty within. Black, that’s just the color of my skin. Cut me...

MOTHER IN THE SUN

[caption id="attachment_5708" align="aligncenter" width="344"] www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry [Mother In The Sun][/caption]I am the back That received those stripes From the cage for freedom: To you, I come, Africa! To you, I come,...

I FEEL NO SHAME

[caption id="attachment_5589" align="aligncenter" width="344"] www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry [I Feel No Shame][/caption]Why have you shut your eyes against your old culture? Does my iro and buba not do me well than your ‘mini-gown’?...

DARK GIRLS

[caption id="attachment_5495" align="aligncenter" width="382"] www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry [Dark Girls][/caption]Bureaucracy of greedy county men Slaves of power Freedom of pain Shameful dark girls Resent the power of their language Discriminate the choices of...

BUILDERS OF THE WORLD

[caption id="attachment_5411" align="aligncenter" width="356"] www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry [Builders Of The World][/caption]For the world, unwillingly Africa toiled, not sparingly Like locusts in a leafy field Africans worked without sunshield The nations of progress...