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Its innocent me alone That's left to atone For the deed of  ancestors Long lost in earths stores I'm left to right the wrongs Write apologies, creep up the rungs From the murky depths And pay the bulky debts I'm here, companion of my loneliness Tending my purse' leanness Slashing at the ferns of hatred On this path I unwillingly tread The sins of the father The pains of the mother Have packed me a fate Too heavy for my pate Still I fear not For the Lord will wrought A great victory for me Because his son I be


They sit in their clay thrones And peer down, human drones They throw muck and mock your words And poke at them with heated swords They leave the logs in their eyes And tear your precious words like mice They speak like they be queens and kings And spit words that make you cringe They make you naked like thread-less spools Shall you blame them? No, some be fools But when their words be true Remove the specks, make a better you Hear, heed their words, and be strong And from here, you'll get there before long


I got this from someone and decided to share it here: 1 x 8 + 1 = 9 12 x 8 + 2 = 98 123 x 8 + 3 = 987 1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876 12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765 123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654 1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543 12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432 123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321 1 x 9 + 2 = 11 12 x 9 + 3 = 111 123 x 9 + 4 = 1111 1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111 12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111 123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111 1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111 12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111 123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111 9 x 9 + 7 = 88 98 x 9 + 6 = 888 987 x 9 + 5 = 8888 9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888 98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888 987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888 9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888 98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888 Brilliant, isn't it? And look at this symmetry: 1 x 1 = 1 11 x 11 = 121 111 x 111 = 12321 1111 x 1111 = 1234321 11111 x 11111 = 123454321 111111 x 111111 = 12345654321 1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321 11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321 111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321


My eyes are open and I have seen Now my heart travels through plains unseen I have seen the one with the voice of angels Clearer than the sound of ringing bells Now, for her my heart doth hunger Here, I will stay. I search no longer For my eyes have seen the queen That my hungry heart will love to win She is the sweet smelling rose in the garden She is the song at which my heart doth gladden She is wine stronger than the brew of demons And I live only to hear her heart's summons I whisper her name, the wind steals it And now it’s the air that I breathe


Some say their vespers No louder than muted whispers And some scrape the vocal cords With scraping words Rougher than the palms Of the man who works our farms Where do the prayers go The one shouts, the other silent so Eyes east, the one kneels and stands And touch his head to the sands Spirit struck, the other speak, words strange Language like clothes he change The one sits with a bead in his hand Right to left, he read the book, holy and grand His robes white, his beard long The other sings a soulful song In his hand the black book of life His faith in the son of the virgin wife Do we pray to he who made us all Who loved us after Adam's fall? Are we brothers or foes Or is one the finger, the other the toe. For we paint our clubs and swords With the white paint of Godly words. And then you set aflame The one that brought you no shame We make widows and farm orphans The embers of hate your hand fans Yet at night,

NIGERIA... how far we have gone!

The land that flowed with milk and honey; Our forests were greeny; our sun sunny; Our belles were pretty; our lads strong; Sweet were the words in our song; And like the iroko , tall was our humble pride. Fair wisdom was our teaching guide. We walked; peace in hand, war in pouch; The gourd our plate, the mat our couch; And to their words-were our men bound Till the six feet sojourn below the ground. Then like plagues came the pale skin gods. They came like hungry locust hordes And did we not in reverence bow? Yes did we not bow? Some wail O Ancestors how Why did you have to bow But i say, can poisoned arrows Stop-the fire that flows From their sticks, spitter of lead. And how did many bleed! So they came and butchered our ancient calm. They tainted our healing balm. They came, visitor with their stool, Many a foolish sage to fool, Many a free man to slave And bury in a strange grave. They came, black book in one hand While other rapes the land. With veil


The murder of mother earth; shedding of blood Is but a breathing stench in the nose of God Man against man, no one knows another. Woman against woman, all is put asunder. Brother against sister, the cord is broken. The scion forgets that his breath is a token. The earth cries out, her voice rings out But we hear not as we sow the evil seed about. So she grumbles and groans, and yet we hear not For we are consumed in the forges of our thought. Here I hear the wordless cries of hungry babies There the waters have stung like angry bees. Yesterday it was the angry wind that visited us Today the Earthquake rides in on his horse. How did we come this far; we are lost? When did we heed the voice of our lust? Now God doth watch from the skies above While we cook the broth of evil on our stove? The deeds that the hands of men do And the thoughts of our hearts too Are they not but a stench in the nose of God Crying out with the voice of Abel's blood? One ste


I Once again, I stand outside the window I am the haunted deer gazing at his doe The object of my affection, is there beyond the glass. Here I stand, alone in this sea of grass My heart had fled its abode at her behest The heartbeat is all I have left in my chest See, the spinning spider thinks me a tree He lays his trap and now his willing pylon I be. While, I gaze at her face, candle lit I speak no word but I tremble on my feet The cricket  chirps a melody to the moon in the sky As, the  umpteenth  time, he passes by. And still I  stand . If only you knew How my heart yearns; Each morn anew From my thoughts so many. I weave for myself my destiny And in the fabric’s design I see your face so fine. Yet i cannot spill the words though they rage To be free of my heart's cage Do you remember the days of our youth: When we exchanged loose tooth; The barter of naked innocence; The marriage of heartfelt  pretense ; And then came the wal