Sunday, February 10, 2008

*HisTory/HerStory/OurStory*

*HisTory/HerStory/OurStory*

The Old Country…
The Motherland…
The Last Empire…
Reestablished a New World that had already been discovered.

Cultures compared and clashed…
Masses mixed and mated…
Languages split and blended…
We were born.

Trails of Tears…
Trails of joy…
Trailing lives…
Some trails were documented and many were not.

Sunrise to sunset…
Living and loving…
Communicating and confusing…
Life is lived in the moments.

Faith…
Prayer…
Love…
Those are the foundations of life's moments.

"Yes, We can" …
"For Livin' I was born" …
"Strong men keepa gittin' stronger"…
Brothers uttered and penned passionately.

"We real cool"…
"I wrote a good omelet and ate a good poem"…
"You are such a fool, I haveta love you"…
Sistahs professed intently.

HisTory/HerStory/OurStory …
We. Are. The. Moments…
Active or passive…
Our lives are linked as we blaze these trails.

+ Can U name the authors quoted in the poem? +

C. A. Paige © February 2008

5 comments:

BloggersDelight said...

CapCity - This is a lovely ode to those before us.

Jaybabe said...

Very Nice blog.

Thanx for stopping by...

T-Mc said...

I like this one. I especially like how you included more than one culture. T-Mc

CapCity said...

BD - thanx - it's the least i can do.

Jay - yea, it is pretty cool.

T-Mc - thanx - glad u like the mix!

BloggersDelight said...

Thank you for participating in our first Annual Readers' Choice Award. Good luck & Congratulations!