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In The Beginning by Crowmanic

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It’s better to light a candle than to curse the dark
In the eyes of the youth there are question marks
Like freedom
Freedom for the mind and soul
We don’t see them
See them for their worth at all
That’s why we lead them
Lead them to these wars and what is it we feed them
Feed them our impurities and who it is we treat them
Treat them like the enemy humanity will need them
Need them like the blood we spill and where freedom

Freedom for the hearts we fill
Mislead them
They hunger for the love we give
But we cheat them

The cops beat them when all he wants is his freedom
So they defeat them
Whatever spirit he’s got
Beat them

And they teach them that the rest of the world don’t need him
And he believes it’s a disease that he’s heathen
Put up your fists if all you want is freedom

~ Lyrics from “In The Beginning” by K’naan. Can be heard here


Original photo of “KA” demonstrating lighting fire in the “traditional” way by rubbing 2 sticks together & igniting the dry grass, which he is holding. (The same young fellow as in “Storm Dreamer”)

Storm Dreamer



red, yellow, fire, dreams, aboriginal, spiritual, indigenous, knaan


  • Gabby87
    Gabby87about 5 years ago

    WOW………….. That’s so very cool and nice work too!!!

  • Thank you Gabby… TC4N

    – Crowmanic

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...about 5 years ago

    Great work Crowmanic !!

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayabout 5 years ago

    Wow this is fantastic CM, it must look amazing large format…should be for an ad campaign;)

  • Large format would looks great Shanina, yes, especially when on your wall ;-)

    Thanks for the response, as always

    – Crowmanic

  • banrai
    banraiabout 5 years ago

    incredible work

  • Thank you… really appreciate your pointed comment.

    – Crowmanic

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeabout 5 years ago

    Amazing, powerful, soulstirring work……
    Both gave me goosebumps…… yes, the soul is definitely being stirred……

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks Scott… always nice to see you drop-in…

    – Crowmanic

  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddabout 5 years ago

    Lighting a light…beautiful ancient imagery…lighting the fire of time!

  • nukunugirl
    nukunugirlabout 5 years ago

    These images are sensational!
    You have captured the essence of many a Dreamtime story of Creation or beginning…amazing work…love it to bits :)

  • Thanks Leise … one can only but try, try, and never say give-up…

    – Crowmanic

  • navybrat
    navybratabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks ‘navy’

    – Crowmanic

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 5 years ago

    Very effective piece!

  • Thanks Hon’ …

    – Crowmanic

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