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WHO Are These Poets? (Dedicated To Aneb - Dr. Gloria House)

WHO Are These Poets?

WHO are these poets
that channel the SPIRITS of our FEARLESS ancestors?

WHO are these poets
that bend the SOUND of WORDS into DAGGERS
that pierce the heart of our oppressors?

Who are these women … these men … these children
who use vibrations of sound
to transport our spirits into sacred terrains …

who train our inner ears
to HEAR and KNOW our TRUE selves?

WHO are these poets
whose words escape the limits of time?
…who intertwine in the roots of our ancient AFRICAN culture
and open our eyes to a collective empowering future?

WHO are these poets?
These FREEDOM FIGHTERS
who LIFT UP the veil of FALSE illusions
and shield our eyes from the blindness of whiteness
with COOL shades of understanding

They walk among us with DEEP PIERCING eyes
That FEELS their way through this and other worlds

WHO are these poets?
These BLACK AFRICANA Saints and Would-be Saints
Who LIFT US UP over the waters
of our TRIALS and Tribulations?

WHO are these poets
Whose syllabalistic musicality make us DANCE
To BeBop and HipHop
And search with GOOGLE eyes
To find
New meanings of words and rhymes

They are the clock keepers of time

WHO are they???
Expanding our sensibilities
Expanding our hopes
Expanding our abilities to survive
To fight for our and our children’s lives.

- Charles Ezra Ferrell – Copyright 2012

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A Poem in Celebration for Africana Poets – Dedicated to Aneb – Dr. Gloria House, Written by Charles Ezra Ferrell after compiling a slide show on 11.9.12 for the Liberation Film Series on Dudley Randall (The Black Unicorn) and Naomi Long Madgett (StarByStar).

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