We are breath of drop of rain
Grain of sea sand in the wind
We are root of baobab
Flesh of this soil
Blood of Congo brush elegant
As breast of dark cloud
Or milk flowing through the groaning years

We also know
Centuries with the taste
Of white shit down to the spine

The choice is ours
So is the life
The music of our laughter reborn
Tyityimba or boogaloo passion
Of the sun-eyed gods of our blood
Laughs in the nighttime, in the daytime too
And across America vicious cities
Clatter to the ground. Was it not
All written by the gods!
Turn the things! I said
Let them things roll
To the rhythm of our movement
Don't you know this is a love supreme!

John Coltrane John Coltrane tell the ancestors
We listened we heard your message
Tell them you gave us tracks to move
Trane and now we know
The choice is ours
So is the mind and the matches too
The choice is ours
So is the beginning
'We were not made eternally to weep'
The choice is ours
So is the need and the want too
The choice is ours
So is the vision of the day

by Keorapetse Kgositsile

Comments (7)

hey Tiara, don't worry you are not alone. i felt the same thing as you do and still do sometimes. But things look brighter now since I know I have friends and people I love and can talk to. Please tell me what made you feel so bad to write this poem.
Hey, I have a freind that has this in common with you, she's one of my best freinds. I used to feel this way when I was younger, I'm 29 now and things have gotten better! A whole lot better. I used to pray to God that I would die, that he would take me, I had so much pain inside... When did you write this poem?
Trust in God things can change. I know what it is to have urges to do some things.
Tiara, I've got good news for you. Things CAN change! And there IS Someone who fully understands what your poems are all about. Jesus can change ANYONE. I know, because He changed me. I used to think there wasn't any hope, and that nobody could relate to me, but the Bible says this: Heb.4: 14-16/ Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Tiara, He loves you, and He wants to change your whole life! Bring everything to Jesus, ask His forgiveness, and He will change you! 2Cor.5: 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
I heart rendering poem, for anyone dealing with the pain of life more than the others. I hope that things soon do change for you Tiara. Peace out, Rissa: -)
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