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A Likkle More Igbo #WordyWednesdays

In the Caribbean islands 
what did I see?
I saw my reflection staring at me.

We spoke the same language
We sung the same songs
We shared the same secrets
We beat the same drum

We shared Nsibidi
We shared masquerade
We shared revolution
With former enslaved

They called me Red Eboe
I called them my heros
We broke Yam & strategized
Over calypso

Our sound traveled far
Across the diaspora
Africa heard us & sent their ships out to us

“My child has called
My child is suffering
How did she know that her symbols would come to me?”

Uncovered messages hidden in luxury
Cultural customs lead to our discovery
Nothing is hidden our spirits display
It’s only the ego that gets in the way.

Our masks held the answers
& covered our pain
Njoku & Ekpe & Haitian Vévé

“Revolt” said Bussa
I showed you the way
Lean on to my example
& make sure to pray

You have all the tools for freedom today
Don’t wait til’ tomorrow
Choose freedom today!

Check out this weeks blog posts on the Igbo Caribbean story and the other Igbo story posts by clicking here! & Read more of my poetry by purchasing Garden of Love: A Book of Poems today!

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