Thursday, December 3, 2015
Prophets Vexed (A Sonnet)
Caribbean Poetry: Prophets Vexed (A Sonnet)
Abeng Caribbean Poetry: Prophets Vexed (A Sonnet)
copyright 2015 K. Omodele
"The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less."
~ Eldridge Cleaver, Soul On Ice
The Prophets of Paths shudder at voices bawling
from blood-boiled rage unleashed 'pon innocents' shoulders.
In this Reign of Techs compassion's tumbled and fallen
like boots kicked off feet of war-disgusted soldiers.
Prophets shake heads as zealots hurl stones at caskets
Misspoken parables prop up houses 'pon sand
"Knowledge without wisdom is water carried in baskets.
Jah Word shall spread thru bloodshed, with sword in-hand."
Prophets vexed cringe; proverbs bent into gun rhetoric
Trumpeted Truths, now off-key, rankled-ranted sound
slanted words echoed. Bodies bucked, bullets bellowed
Humanity butchered, understanding drowned.
Bare Innocents killedEy, Wicked, be still!
Many Young African Americans Are Still Disconnected From Their African Roots By Joshua Chikudo August, 2017 &q...
Today, August the seventeenth, is a blessed day in my Journey. On this day a man was born in 1887 who would affect the way I perceive my S...
Bless up this Emancipation Day/ August Monday ! Someone special just mentioned to me that We need some new teachers, or to evolve into the ...
Lemon-grass and Ginger Tea Sleepily, I waddled on wobbly knees to the kitchen. Grated piece of ginger, crushed up two lemon grass s...
We must canonize our own saints, create our own martyrs, and elevate to positions of fame and honor black men and women who have made thei...
CARIBBEAN TRADITIONS:Ring Games (Small Days) "Now when I was a little boy my favorite ring game was this...winey, winey/winey...