Poem: Its been a long time coming!

Its been a long time coming,
the day that one would be judged,
not by the color of their skin,
but by the intellect of their brain
and depth of their character.

It has been a long time coming.
from when the first white man landed on the African soil,
enthroning himself – the great one,
fountain of all knowledge, truth and life.
not realizing that the Egyptian pyramids, its pharaohs and the Great Nile civilization
existed before his time.

It’s been a long time coming,
from when we, the first slaves set foot on the Caribbean, American and European shores,
our African royalty not withstanding.
Our human dignity not withstanding.
Our rich culture and traditions not withstanding.
Our darker shade of ebony, the only thing that stood the test of time and reason,
as the only thing needed to know all about our nature and brain capacity.
We, black, African people, standing somewhere between primates and sapiens-
The missing link.
It has been a long time coming.

But as sure as the sun goes to sleep, as it did on us for 200 years,
there is always a promise of a new day with the rising of the sun.
The rise of Africa’s sun, its sons and daughters.
That day is today
Its been a long time coming, but change has come.

Now we, can stand tall and not be afraid to dream
For anything is possible, when you believe.
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20th Nov, 2008
This piece is a celebration of all Africans in the Diaspora and in memory of those that never lived to see this day.

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