Friday, June 24, 2011

African Son

The sinews that stitch this heart
Unmesh in agony at your plight
We are of one soil
Yet, dear brother; I did fail to fight
Our souls were lit from a common lamp
From One we came
To One we shall return
Yet our journeys diverged
When sides were drawn
The fence, our brotherhood, did not befriend
And you
Into your shame did plummet
You are my brother, I know that now
You are my brother
But while I yearn for your forgiveness
I cannot ask till I offset
This perpetuated wrong
And give you back your dignity, dear brother

Written: 21 June 2011

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