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Do You Know My Name
(1965 / Abor, Volta Region, Ghana)

Do You Know My Name

after this long walk
you shy away from my name
curse the day we met and swear
the dream we once had is a wave
that has but rolled past the cape of hope
and now thoughts of me are bitter memories
that is dreading like a timbered night cry

our long walks have left a lifeless trace
on the streets of your mind and images
of you and me are like a design
buried between gravestones feared
by the eyes that once spoke of me with a smile

all about me is in a long-dead past
lost in the rush of madder dreams
and entangled in a cave of ghosts
without pure tender beams of life
with none to sigh and tell the story
of me except in the silence of memory

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with none to sigh and tell the story of me except in the silence memory...beautiful lines sad poem of separation...very well written...but i hope very sincerely that its not happening to you...love...nalini