Saturday, August 28, 2010


This engulfing darkness

Is not from the reflection of our skin,

And the emotion that besieges us

Is of our self imposed purpose.

The bondage that forces us

To slip back into slavery

Is not from the forces around us.

We chant the need for freedom

For our souls, our race

And for the emancipation

Of our mental handicap.

Yet we sit back and dig into old wounds

Infecting our strength with poisonous

Self inflicted torture;

Poisoning our weapons then stabbing ourselves

And while still drugged in the pain of our failure,

We search for someone to blame.

Our failure thus far has been fuelled

By the fear deeply lodged in our souls

And as long as we make hatred the source of our strength

This ball and chain will not only stagnate us

But it will drag us back to where we're running from.

©Naan Pocen

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