Tuesday, January 31, 2006

 

INTRODUCTION: an Ode to the freedom fighters

In you the caravan trod

In line with the merchant chants-

'Bound in a sheaf of dreams

A black man in a nigger suit

Here at your view

In you the wagon trails

Across the forgotten part-

'Standing in a pulpit

A rambling preacher

downed with a bullet'

in you I smelled my odor

from the stench of the hold-

'the sound of a captive voice

echoes our shackled fear

across the shadeless grass

in you sisterhood awakes again

the voice of a kitchen mammy-

'the rich laughter of a Negro maiden

in a song our fathers sang

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