photo- blogs.phoenixnewtimes.comThe work was started long before and continues
In the veins of us that has no respect and love
Being ungrateful, disrespectful, of the indigenous us

Us a people both present and pass,
That the blood is flowing, flowing in the streets
Of hatred and envy, discord on territorial foolishness
Leaving behind the strength, dreams and ideas
Of the many potentials that was buried in hopelessness
Unable to blossom in its natural state and fullness.
Murdering them is killing the you in them,
Raping her is like exposing your mother.
Shooting down the other
Is like mama crying for her son and daughter
How can we now say we blamed the other?
When we dishonor the moral fiber of our fore father
Those that fight the aggressor, in chains
To our feet and hands we bled
As the whip to our backs
To resist is broken necks.
Why our choices are not to those that went before
As the greats that have paved the way
A passage to freedom they declare
A fight of possession they stand their ground
Though they travel far and long
Grasping inner strength across that ocean
Wailing and gnashing of teeth was our song
As our adversaries perpetrates their mission.
Being our brother keepers
In continuing the trend setters
Like great Nelson Mandela
Steve biko and Martin Luther king Jr.
Walter Sisulu and Oliver Tambo
Rosa Parks we must remember
To all our fallen heroes that gone before
To prepare this place we now conquer
So look up high and give praises to the most high
For mama and papa, sister and I. 

Copyright © 2011 K R production.
Black History Month

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#6 Reality » 2011-02-20 20:44

I wish Antiguans could succeed .

I wish Antiguans could produce.

I wish Antigua would stop trading on the Vescos, Mohammads and Sir Allen's which have made Antigua so much less than what the British abandoned.


#5 Antiguan » 2011-02-20 12:11

This poem is very insightful! I really like it. Mr Reid you are speaking volumes. Keep up the good work, looking forward to more from you.


@ Mr. Reid

#4 my way of helping » 2011-02-20 04:44

nice and deep, especially when you also realize what we are suffering from is the lack of love. Honestly, it is the only thing keeping us back because we are smart, and strong people.

my way of helping

#3 overseas » 2011-02-20 02:50

i like this poem,it is real deep and is positive,and if we understand the pass we can appreciate now


#2 overseas » 2011-02-20 02:46

i like this poem,it is really deep and has a positive message,


Students at AHTI - To resist is broken necks

#1 tenman » 2011-02-19 21:45

I mean the writer no disrespect when I state that I could not help but think of the Students at the Hotel training school when I read his poem. Our ancestors must be crying when they see that we are acting just like the oppressor. "To resist is broken necks."



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