Even now as goodbye beckons I can smile, Smile for the many times you my daughter brought Sunshine, Smile for the many jokes I played on the many un-named, I smile for I have lived, for the part I’ve played. It’s not by delusion that I wear this face, They wonder, they staring helplessly They …

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African Woman

Hunch not my Queen, These Burdens you carry with you, Cast them unto my back. You’ve tilled enough this African soil to feed your African Child, Rest, rest Woman; It’s your turn to eat, let others toil. Hide your breasts Woman, Let them sleep, see.... See your child; How tall he walks, how strong His …

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