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Thu, 24.09.2009

COME KWANZAA WITH ME by Johnnie Renee Nia Nelson

Come Kwanzaa with me
together we’ll examine the history
of an African people struggling to be free
from colonialism, apartheid and slavery.

Come Kwanzaa with me
come experience the wonders of an odyssey
rife with the riches of a legacy
embroidered in love, crocheted in dignity.

Come Kwanzaa with me
come enjoy a cultural safari
rediscover the grandeur of the African race
come Kwanzaa with me at the Sphinx,
Great Zimbabwe or the Step Pyramid’s base.

Come Kwanzaa with me
come taste a “First Fruits” delicacy
come pour the libation that is meant to be
both tribute and salute t

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Thu, 24.09.2009

SHONA by JohnnieRenee Nia Nelson

Among the Shona
a family’s success
is weighed by their children’s happiness
and the family’s state of health
not by the accumulation of material wealth.

Shona people sure are wise
to have the foresight to emphasize
values that strengthen family ties
traditions of sharing, traditions of caring
traditions that instill dignity and pride
that generate beauty on the inside.

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

I have just seen a most beautiful thing Slim and still Against a gold, gold sky, A straight black cypress, Sensitive, Exquisite, A black finger Pointing upwards. Why, beautiful still finger, are you black? And why are you... THE BLACK FINGER by Angelina Weld Grimke’.
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