Roots from the Same Land Admin May 17, 2013 Blog, Creative Writing 1 Comment Roots from the same land You’re there and I’m here With roots in the same land Deep and locked in blood and history The lands that drifted apart separated us and created a distance. Far beyond our fathers days Our colour Our pride It could not be swayed. A land united in culture and tradition With technology considered now to be antediluvian. Sweat wiped off the forehead and wounds closed by roots and herbs The tilling of the land kept on from dusk till dawn. Large boats from across the sea Came along to change all we had known Bringing things new and unseen A different people, a different skin. A peaceful exchange, a so called trade As they kept coming, we kept going. In time it all turned awry As they kept coming, they kept taking. Centuries past and here we are You’re there and I’m here With roots in the same land Deep and locked in blood and history. Now Worlds apart You’d hardly remember Your original state Where it all began In a new place from birth to aged Different cultures and traditions have become you and you them A Lifestyle adapted to the ways of a different people Their current trends input and steadfast in the mind Though now so different we are still the same There lays an undying encryption as deep as the blood o f our ancestries. Do you forget or do you suppress? We still have roots from the same land. A new generation hopes to bring us closer. Like the sight of the horizon at dawn The sea and the sky connect With the sun, a clear bridge for the two. In this hope historic education flourishes Nourishing the mind with truth and life. In this hope the youth are active Innovating ways to reconnect with ties that seemed severed for so long. In this hope we are coming to much realisation We are still connected, not by names or titles which have been prefixed as “Black-“ or “African-“ But by what we share in ourselves and in our history. In this hope we have become more fluent As we socialize better in society and acceptance and equality grow pari passu. In this hope we have found ourselves all over the world but still united as one. -Ihechi Osueke Share this:FacebookTwitterTumblrEmail dbesala Love it! Nice piece most definitely. Would love to hear it performed!