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SEASONS Part 1

Swaleh looked down at their palm trees and wondered what will happen to them in the seasons to come. Shall I stay here for the rest of my life and watch over them or shall I just move on with my life. Mama and Baba are...

‘X’ Marks the Spot

A Public Speaker, Past or Present, should always be celebrated for they communicate to us in words that cannot be ignored. In public speaking, as in any form of communication, there are five basic elements, often expressed as "who is saying what to whom using...

Appreciation

My people have been called black! My people have been called slaves! My people have been called Baboons! My people have been called Niggers!   Mmmmh Mmmmh Mmmh Mmmh   Having watched 12Years A Slave I would like to emphasise That History should not be thought backward but rather a way of learning That the...

Shame

Let he who cannot speak the language of his people be ashamed of throwing out his culture to die How can you not speak fluently in your own language? What excuse do you have? You read my words in awe and wonder what has made me write...

I Know They Will Deny If I ask The Questions?

They celebrated her birthday without her people, I could do nothing but remain numb to my feelings As I asked myself so many rhetorical questions? They decided on the best day for them and their family and friends They made an endless list of what food and drinks...

Home

Take me home to my people And let them bury my bones there Let them scatter my ashes where they wish Let them mourn, weep, chant for me For that is the only way they can celebrate my life Let them sing my life, compose poems of me Tell stories of...

I Cannot Tell

I celebrate my birthday thinking about life Of dreams and aspirations Of family and relatives Of friends and foes Of life and death Of past and present Of future and past What essence is there in this life?   I celebrate my birthday thinking about relationships Of mothers and children Of brothers and sisters Of husbands and...