Blessing Anastasia Abaka

Rookie - 0 Points (June 8 1991 / Nigeria, lagos)

Golden Black (The Symbol Of Originality) - Poem by Blessing Anastasia Abaka

The golden black of unity, that cascade upon my deep stress.
' Who said black is not golden'
'Who said black is not dignity'
'Who said blacks are not determined'
'And who said blacks do not have self objectives'

I pray for my country, I pray for the sick,
I pray for the determined, I pray for those that love, '
I pray for my family, I pray for all.
As i sat upon my golden chair looking at my skin
The golden black of the nation,
Then I remembered the song my mother used to sing to me.
The poem she taught me and the laughter we both shared.

I remember the way she clean my tears
And the way she told me
'Black is golden'
And i asked her why,
she whispered to me
Cos you're golden, d black in you is beautiful, pure and bright.
AND I said to myself;
'If I'm golden, blacks are determined'
'I love my Nation'
'I love beauty'
'And I love my Golden Black'


Poet's Notes about The Poem

TO Africa my continent.

Comments about Golden Black (The Symbol Of Originality) by Blessing Anastasia Abaka

  • Veteran Poet - 1,302 Points Musfiq Us Shaleheen (12/8/2012 3:12:00 AM)

    As Sayeed Abubakar said.. the piece is very much touchy... the symbolic comparision is nice... simple but awesome... (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,800 Points Sayeed Abubakar (12/7/2012 8:01:00 AM)

    Very simple language but touchy. I honour your patriotic zeal. No black, no white-man is man. The greatness of a man lies in his work. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,899 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (12/7/2012 6:42:00 AM)

    In my area an idol of a Goddess named as KALI is much popular as the goddess of power and strength. The idol is simply a black and naked woman stands in war-mood on the lied-chest of powerful white God named SHIVA. Four handed Goddess holds sword in one hand, blessing on other, recently cut human head in another and showering no-worry by other hand. So we know the color of the skin can't be considered as the final judgment. The spirit is the matter of worshiping.....The poet here has got such good spirit from ancestors. Thanks for sharing.............................................10++ (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,173 Points Hazel Durham (12/7/2012 5:00:00 AM)

    Amazing write so beautifully written, love the title! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Asif Andalib (12/7/2012 2:05:00 AM)

    Beautiful patriotic write. Keep on writing (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,921 Points Babatunde Aremu (12/6/2012 8:22:00 PM)

    Black is beauty! Good poem, I like it (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,967 Points Sallam Yassin (12/6/2012 1:39:00 PM)

    black is golden
    is a unique daimond
    is great color
    of my nation
    and i am proud
    i am pure like my nation (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,967 Points Sallam Yassin (12/6/2012 1:30:00 PM)

    black is golden
    is a unique daimond
    is great color
    of my nation
    and i am proud
    i am pure like my nation (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Aloke Mukherjee (12/6/2012 11:44:00 AM)

    It is very good and simple poem. It rings of your sincerity and love to your country. The emotion is aptly conveyed through words. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Aloke Mukherjee (12/6/2012 11:41:00 AM)

    It is very good and simple poem. it rings of your sincerity and love to your country. The emotion is aptly conveyed
    through words. Go on! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Aloke Mukherjee (12/6/2012 11:34:00 AM)

    Very good and simple poem. It rings of sincerity and love to your country. The emotion is aptly conveyed through the words. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 42 Points Vijay Sai R (12/6/2012 11:28:00 AM)

    a powerful poem with a clear message...well done (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (12/6/2012 9:57:00 AM)

    Very inspirational Blessing Anastasia Abaka.God gave the world many colored skins to the
    world to appreciate the diversity of life.Be black, be proud! We are all more valuable in Gods
    eyes than gold (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Suzaku Vaneko (12/6/2012 9:56:00 AM)

    What a beautifully written poem, I can sense the emotion of this poem, how beautiful (Report) Reply

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