CLAIMING THE DREAM: My Country, Too

BIRTHING A NATION
or
MY COUNTRY, TOO
(thank you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and all the freedom riders and marchers)
My mammy strong arms
embraced, encircled and suckled
a step-nation of children
til’ with the grace of time
this became my country, too.

I give you again my diligence, dedication
and tenacious tenacity.
I give you again my African spider like wisdom to pursue
the righteous consequences
of justice, unflinched.

With no regrets, looking back
on the red, white, and blue bravery
bathed with blood
that birthed this, my country tis of me,
this is
my country, too…yolanthaism
MY COUNTRY TOO


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