NOT MY OWN MAN

[caption id="attachment_11482" align="aligncenter" width="360"] www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry [NOT MY OWN MAN][/caption]I am not my own man I'm a man with a master A man under authority A man in a covenant Do...

AFRICANAH

[caption id="attachment_11468" align="aligncenter" width="294"] www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry [Africanah][/caption]When I was born It should have been in Eurasia, way into the belly of China To see It's walls that I hear stretches as...

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...

SLAVERY

[caption id="attachment_4850" align="aligncenter" width="401"] www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry [Slavery][/caption]Born in the theatre of natural plenty Breast-fed and mid-wifed by capitalist selfishness A colonial and exploitative social formation We were told to close our...

SHACKLES

[caption id="attachment_4720" align="aligncenter" width="372"] www,facebook.com/WRRPoetry [Shackles][/caption]If you were still in shackles Of the old era of slavery With whips and rods Drawing map, leading more into slavery On your brutalized,...

A SLAVE’S REVOLT

[caption id="attachment_4184" align="aligncenter" width="386"] www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry [A Slave's Revolt][/caption]Our hands are sore and rigid, Blistered, ridged like a farmland. Our feet are sore and frigid; Rock-hard like the hide of a...