Election Day, 2008.
Article Type: Poem
Author: Griot, Ras
Pub Date: 12/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of Pan African Studies Publisher: Journal of Pan African Studies Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Journal of Pan African Studies ISSN: 0888-6601
Issue: Date: Dec, 2010 Source Volume: 4 Source Issue: 2
Accession Number: 306754402
Full Text:
Election Day, 2008

   The People wait ...

   They wait in line to change the time
   wait in time to change the mind
   long time coming,
   The People wait patient

   Grandmothers smile as separate and unequal
   become Presidential People

   A generation of youth witness self-truth
   African leadership in the 21st century
   Breaking chains of inferiority
   Awakening African Royalty

   They Re-member who they are
   limb-by-limb
   They re-member

   They remember Sundiata
   They remember Queen Nzinga and Makeda
   They remember Tutankhamun, Nefertiti, the Pharaohs
   King Sunni Ali Ber, Mansu Musa, Shaka Zulu
   They remember Mali, Angola, Sudan and the Songhai
   they re-member who they are
   As they wait to elect an African President.

   They remember the African precedent
   that established civilization
   they remember the African foundation
   that built the Western Nations
   they Re-member as they wait

   casting a ballot, hoping for change....

   Change began when they awoke ancestor memories
   African Kings and African Queens reclaiming humanity
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