Francis Kokutse

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Francis Kokutse Poems

41. Dancing To Despondency 12/15/2017
42. Blind To Reality 12/15/2017
43. The Darkened Daylights 12/15/2017
44. Me, The Mocking Bird 12/15/2017
45. Do Not Take Away The Light 10/7/2008
46. My Silence Is Pregnant 8/14/2006
47. My Caribbean Pearl 6/19/2006
48. I Am Already Dead 7/21/2006
49. I Have Wronged You 6/8/2006
50. Flow Like A River 8/29/2006
51. Listen To Me 7/13/2006
52. Concerto Goree In 'A' Minor (For Maya Angelou) 7/17/2006

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Concerto Goree In 'A' Minor (For Maya Angelou)

Oh! Oh! ! Oh! ! !
This is not a cry of pain.
It is the sound of the push of
the pangs of the birth of a tale
that l have carried like a pregnacy all my life.
If it sounds like laughter to you
then know that l am laughing at
their ignorance of our ways.
They would not understand.

That is why they say Maya is a poet
but she is not, it is just the jeliya
that has put words into her mouth to
say to the people of the new world
what her grandmother would have
said in the village square long ago.

Jelli, jelli oh jelli let the drum roll ...

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I am not sick by looking back in time
it is just the nice things that
keep returning to my mind.

I remember the place near the laterine
where we all gathered in the
night to watch the sea pass
by with its wave washing the coastline
on its journey to somewhere

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