A Lesson in Agriculture

by Applejacque

without man, there would not be this
figure, form, and fashion to behold
without woman, he would not be this
mountain, mighty of mortal, so bold
Man birthed Woman
part of Adam's rib is Eve
and Woman bear children
ripe fruit from that seed
I in awesome wonder
note Creator and Creation
DW Griffith could not have known
the real "Birth of a Nation"
From the land of Africa
traveled through the Diaspora
Our African-American blackness now completes us
Black Woman, Black Man
Here she is, Here I am
our seeds will prevail
far past Johnny Appleseed's trail
we will continue to gleen and produce for
this world harvest

A Lesson in Agriculture by Applejacque

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