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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

African Breed by James C. Richmond




African Breed



My poem is a talking African drum. African Queen everlasting
Another poem of wisdom. Another poem of substance seed
Exposing a system, the Middle Passage, Slavery-cruelty and greed
Compelled to be ignorant, never to read
The resistance was theirs and the will to succeed
Taken from Africa. The African soldiers to the shores of America
A slave, a slave! To the highest bidder
Still, with courage and fortitude, indeed !

Many nations, nationalities participated and decreed
The barbaric, demented, holocaustic – yes holocaustic system to succeed
Those who suffered most is part of my poetic speed
To mention a claim, of their hypocrisy and selfish need
Excavation made in downtown New York City
Grave yard of African slaves - the real story, at the Capital City
American Indians were killed in like manner, to proceed
To find the main corner stone - the builders breed
The foundation of Manhattan, 'tis an elephant steal
My buried culture in the Americas, the Caribbean deep sea will yield
The North like the South were conspirators I scream
Back in Africa lies my African dream.

The conclusion of the African breed

Poem by: James Charlton Richmond


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