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I am a lotus, once grown in the dirty, filthy mud A flower that resonates with the sun and the northern mountains filled with flood I am a buffalo who is big, stubborn, dark-skinned, and slow
She paints the colors of my heart,  And we will never be apart.  What makes her beautiful? What makes her shine so bright? Its the sound she makes,  Its the way she plays  Mama Africa. 
She paints the colors of my hearts,  And we will never be apart.  What makes her beautiful? What makes her shine so bright? Its the sound she makes,  Its the way she plays  Mama Africa. 
I am dirty feet dancing in the jungle I shower in my mother countries water with my neighbors A naked body is my friends and I because Jesus isn't born for another century I am enjoying the heat that blackens my skin
  healthy relationships they are really special things they can be in each new friendship that someone brings it might be hard to find one at first but once they’re found
Verse 1: Feet on the ground, More so when nobody to be found Though sometimes I like to stick around Need to be alone, figure out what’s really right and what’s wrong Got my head in the clouds,
Verse 1: Feet on the ground, More so when nobody to be found Though sometimes I like to stick around Need to be alone, figure out what’s really right and what’s wrong Got my head in the clouds,
My first taste of freedom was in dorm Locked up indoors previously my norm Naively thinking I could live anew Yet wasted was my time being spent indoors My heart wants change but my mind loudly snores
A letter to mi abuela,   I love you. Even if you hate that I say it in English sometimes, it still carries the rich rivers of tamarindo & mango juice. Your favorite.
From the African jungles, to the ancient African temples; Why do we praise Shakespeare? We see as the water ripples, our people once shook speares.   Remember, Africa created art.
The roots of the tree inspire me, to write poem of what I see.  Leaves of red are falling near, chirping of birds is what I hear.  But as I look around with no one in sight,
all write on the living and not much of the dead   on a garden of fully grown big, gigantic and enormous trees   trees of full green leaves are what is written about  
We sit here to hide from the heat:  Mom, my older sis, my younger sis, and me. 
I had faith once  Never questioned, never thought of twice I followed as hard as I could Maybe even harder than i should've  I was on top, always trying to strengthen the foundation
What a bunch of spoiled bratsI look
When I was young I had brown eyes the color of dirt but I imaged them as creamy and smooth as chocolate dripping off big juicy red strawberries on a hot summer’s day
As we walk on this world Full of anger and hate Nos vemos nosotros getting dirty of it De lejos venimos to look for a dream Un sueño, that makes us forget what really exists
 We worked, long ,hard nights... diligently.
Yet my path grows my story will never change. It grows, it calls, and it even bleeds, yet never asks for help.
I used to be a girl who was so afraid of change
I always look up to you, bro,
It's just a cage. This building of words and numbers, Is just a cage. Inside this cage are
A practically endless stream of copies lines the shelves at just about every store we can think of.It’s printed so very often.By so many different publishers.
I am here.
To the "dear" Mrs. Langerman. How dare you take advantage of a young child. She was innocent, sweet and mild. Just because of her race you stood there Discriminating and staring with that dark stare.
It's the beauty all around, that calls sweetly to deaf ears. Persisting that it's presence be found, but not many hear. A voice melodic, story hypnotic, with love and sadness intermingled. Eternal love and freedom began with strife.
Ink in the bowl goes on to skin Culture from Africa to Americas Indians Ink that is absorbed into the mind Held in place forever in time
As you walk the eternal line You see that you are one to transcend Your roots stop you from moving To let your heart mend The start of the line is the beginning But the line has no end
From savages to warriors my ancestors were strong in my veins and soul my bloodline runs long because I was born into this life it was God's will for me to strive Like the Ha'utu Island where my father was born
Wish I was colorblind Differences weren't relevant  Soon as I was to find A dog is not an elephant   But what about the hurt so important color sep'rating whites from dirt
We fall like the leaves of Autumn, helplessly to the floor. We follow the wind, looking for a better core. We let the wind guide us  to see what's in store. Yet we act like we know what we're doing,
"Momma, you are a vivacious woman with enormous potential." "Son, the corrupt has taken away my innocence." "But you have given us all birth."
  Work my way into your mind To contemplate the art of time Complimenting the sublime.   The question in doubt, couldn’t figure it out…   Can’t escape the run
Wild yet wonderful creatures that sore in the night Wise eyes set on prey, white feathers shining bright Wisdom Wings knows no fear The world is pitched black, but she can see wonderfully clear
I've known forests: I've known forests vast as oceans and taller than mountains.   My sould has grown roots like the forest's.   I saw the dark snakes of trunks and long limbs of roots.
Bone white, the tinted light My eyes blur       As fingers bury deep The warm leather pockets       A satin-like heat Drops slide slovenly down your chin As I trace along
Starting out small A seed, eventually a sapling Dropped from an oak tree Carried far away Taken from my home
Tracing my roots.. Riding down this industrialized road Looking through the tinted glass Watching the land escape my view Tracing my roots.. Fifty-five miles per hour, I watch.
She weeps tears of dew; Her humble boughs sigh. Wind becomes her grace, And the sun her hope. She shields clouds of rain; Veils her heart in leaves. Weather won't weaken, Her roots sink to deep.
Winding their way through the foundation Digging deeper everyday Hate is the roots of a tree Some shown above the surface Not always noticed Causing entanglements, Tripping and falling
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