Posted by: Ron DuBour | November 23, 2017

-They Fell To Lift Us-~by Gerry Sikazwe


 

 

-They Fell To Lift Us-

Fallen leaves brown dried
On ground conquered sleep
Fallen leaves brown rotten
Into dust fade soiled
No hope exists for them
death warms their bones
No grace swirls
or flows
to freshen their hearts
Forgotten men and women
of valor
Who like a tree in a forest
fell
Without an eye or ear on scene
To record their disputing fall
or their brave embrace of fate
But we must not be fooled
However their deaths
They were just like us
Words sharp and fierce
Who now are coal burning
in mind-furnaces of younger generations
Us, words sharp and fierce!
(Words That Matter 2018)
Gerry Sikazwe

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For our fathers and mothers, and their fathers and mothers, and their fathers and mothers—Our Ancestors, Our Heritage!


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  1. Thanks Ron!

    • most welcome always!!


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