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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Untitled (to the African Child that is never heard)



In the vast
of her
emptiness
she sits
with
welly eyes
on
a cold hard
pavement.

Silently-
uncontrollably
she weeps-
involuntary
tears.

On her skin
are stripes
of moments
in her life-
raw moments
overshadowing
the ripe moments-
leaving behind
a path of pain
well marked
upon her face.
no one cares
to even stop,
look
and notice her.
no one
cares to lend
an ear-so
she just
weeps
and weeps
and
weeps.

(Dedicated to little Roselyn-i noticed)

32 comments:

poeticallytinted said...

Beautiful as always. If only we would all stop for a moment and notice the starving child, the crying child, the homeless child and the sick child...

You are quite a guy robyn.

Robyn said...
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Robyn said...

@poeticallytinted: uum HUN n the engagement.LO

The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

This is very beautiful. And so sad that her life is so.

apr9 said...

So much bitter truth in that poem......couldn't ve said any better than that.

Journey of a Poet said...

Robyn,

This is poetical and very, very deep. Each word grips you around the collar and make you feel her pain. Bravo!

Ugandan girl said...

I love your poetry..By the way did you know that Emi nominated you for peot of the year...?

neema divine said...

wow. this is so touching. and sad.

Funms-the rebirth said...

"On her skin are stripes of moments in her life-......"
u know most of us have this inner african child in us...... if only someone would notice us

deonte' k said...

Wonderful man wonderful.

Poetry in the Global Box said...

Noticing makes all of the difference. Wouldn't it be better if poets ruled the world.

Emi's said...

This is Deep...Applause

Oyin said...

wow...very well written I must say....


Why do we do the things we do to make such angels weep...


how are you sweets?

Mudamuli said...

Wow! I love the template and the poem is beautiful.

normzo said...

woh-this is beautiful..

K said...

Ah man...you are so my blogger crush...lol..its the words that get me...lol

Beautiful, melancholy poem this one is...Roseyln is lucky to have you notice her tears...

I'm going to stop venting I swear!

the walking man said...

Once again Robyn, not a wasted word or an out of place image. Very strong and compelling. Makes the reader want to force themselves to look...without and within.

Shishi said...

SWEET...u almost got me crying

lulu said...

thats sad

Jaycee said...

Sad...

Angel said...

This was one that really had me thinking...I wish the world was a good place for everyone.

Very moving dear x

Afrobabe said...

This is soooo sad...

feather said...

sad true,nnice still

Dabizniz said...

Do you like Lecrae?

Robyn said...

@Dabizniz:i know him

Geebee said...

The pains of the average African child run so deep that they leave scars on their hearts and condition their actions in the future especially when the seed of bitterness sown in their little hearts grow into strong evil trees of bitterness in the future. It’s a little wonder we find dictators and ruthless men at the helm of affairs in most African countries today. I do not blame them. It’s all a reaction to a troubled and painful childhood. Today, the situation has hardly improved and I fear yet again for the future of the African child who can do nothing now but weep. . . First time here. Nice world. Can I live here?

Robyn said...

@Geebee yes you can.

Robyn said...

@oyin very fine dear.

Robyn said...

@K (plis dont make me blush)

eclecticsoul said...

"raw moments
overshadowing
the ripe moments"

this is deep and beautiful. the african child needs a voice, this is the beginning.

Jackie E. said...

i could just see her in my mind's eye and feel her anguish and despair..

~ScotchBiscuits~ said...

you are so talented!!!

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