HEED THESE VOICES
Our differences in tongues and skins
are God’s gentle beautiful art keen.
Like a caterer turning rice to jollof rice,
fried, coconut or leaving it white.
We are various isles from one island,
We are geckos that echo on one land.
Tho’ we’re scattered like cast seeds,
a:r hearts’re twined like pair of genes.
I smoked wisdom, puffs of Intels spin,
Listen to voices that’re wisdom filled.
If genesis is not revolution.
Then heed my words for satisfaction.
The world`s a grassland to hearth all,
Rain graces the grass and Shrubs tall. Thus, we remain therein to breed,
To empty this earth-full and be freed.
Heed! For peace and unity to rain
blood in the Black and White veins.
We wind across the lonely path on
the mount with none but rocky soil.
With arms interlock we aim sky high
and our difference and odd put aside.
Nostalgia sits on our hearts and like
downpour let’s toast and drink wines.
Spread love to nurture our future like a
river that flows into ocean, let’s relate.
Let no history repeats its itchy self,
But our youthful bones in peace delve.
Let’s not escalate their past’s fight
for two wrongs don’t make a right.
Moulded above and beyond the sea;
Different colours for eyes to see.
The rainbow saves the world-ly storm;
Different yet survive the earth’s form.
All hands entwine in times of need,
Like plant sprouting from a richy seed.
Bright petals in the midst of a coven,
So is our voice in a world so broken.
Words that puncture the d`p darkness
with luminous and sonorous silence.
The pen shall bleed into empty heart
when the world fears to tread aright.
_Ayeyemi Taofeek (Aswagaawy),_
_Alexious Chimwala [AlexAfroGenius),_
_Fuseini Muhammad Kamaldeen (Creative thinker),_ *Ghana.*
_Joy Munde (Joy),_
_ljoni onismus motadi (L’jay the poet),_
_Charlotte Akello (CHARL)_
_Elizabeth Semende (Liz AfroPoetess),_
©2016, September 01.