Francis Kokutse Poems
|41.||Do Not Take Away The Light||10/7/2008|
|42.||My Silence Is Pregnant||8/14/2006|
|43.||My Caribbean Pearl||6/19/2006|
|44.||I Am Already Dead||7/21/2006|
|45.||I Have Wronged You||6/8/2006|
|46.||Flow Like A River||8/29/2006|
|47.||Listen To Me||7/13/2006|
|48.||Concerto Goree In 'A' Minor (For Maya Angelou)||7/17/2006|
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 ...
I Have Wronged You
It was only yesterday that l
held you in my arms
singing the lullabies to you
showing all the love and
affections that you needed.
Yesterday remains to me days that
l still cherish and wish they had not gone
every moment of those days are still fresh