The Voices

by Tameko L. Barnette & Trina Williams-Emigh

Like whispering winds
gently caressing with
words of wisdom
Words that shatter the
world's view of me
Voices drenched in
blood from the Middle
Passage to the new
land, calling to me

Reassurance from beyond
that my life is blessed.
Reassurance from Africa
that my spirit is whole.

Like a resounding echo
reverberating words of glory
Words that erase
this world's history of me
Voices crying freedom
from slavery
to the new millenium
Encouraging me

Reassurance from yesterday
the spirit it took to succeed.
Reassurance for tomorrow
the lives that will proceed.

Whispering, resounding assurances
for you and me
of a legacy
that shall continue
unto infinity

The Voices by Tameko L. Barnette & Trina Williams-Emigh

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