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Sunday, 16 January 2011

I Cry Around Tables

And there they were, the  forefathers 
How I remember them
All sat around tables
Notion of dreams had

Sankofa this is our land to be built on
Heritage, this is our destiny
Dreams, of a united continent

Colourful riches
Of this here land seen in
Reflections of what we wear
This is our fabric, exciting 

This is our clay our land 
And ants  build sky scrapers with it
Birds leaves architecture on trees
And acacia trees stands with majesty

Watch the cream of the sun
Shower the land with beauty
On sun set stands, such bless 
Paradise here on earth

And others will
And they do envy
For just a fraction
Of what we have, we own

But on our leaders 
Heads went missing, heedless 
On the want of greed
Of selfish, self indulgence 

And notion in motion
Some times, too often
Goes without directions
So I sit and cry around headless tables
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  1. Headless and heedless. Everyone cries.

  2. Power corrupts. And it seems that when leaders lose their heads, it's no long after that many of their subjects, and enemies of course, do as well. Nice One Shot, Kodjo! Also, like the image.

  3. As an African, I know how important it is to remember the shades... This poem resonated in every line.

  4. Oh .. this is good stuff, KD..
    A very poignant read...
    Dreams are good to have... But greed can only lead to mishaps and a sad ending..

    This is an excellent one shot, my friend..

  5. A great one shot, Kodjo

    thanks for sharing..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
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  6. This is powerful...a great read written with a wise eye. Fantastic!

  7. Fabulous image, and the poem lovingly illustrates.

  8. love this one..
    very smart message.

  9. The image is striking as are the words that accompany ...


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