AHO Speaks

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America's Black - Poem by AHO Speaks

Your people have worn the royal purple as king and queen
Before even the pharaoh came upon this earthly scene.
As those whose history has been one of plight
So often has your people taken flight.

From one continent to another
Your struggles have been to save both sister and brother.
Children as gifts from your God part of the family of man.
That continuity and fairness given and never to demand.

Taken from your land under duress and as a slave
Delay after delay they took and seldom gave.
You are now a part of the American family which has no race
But always be proud; of the color of your face.

Time moves on and it is in the family and those within
That we need to be sure that a new life can begin.
Restitution is not the answer but rather a new resolve
This country will only grow by the problems we solve.

Human relations cannot be improved with a time table or law
Rather a time of fairness, honesty and participation we never saw.
You are like me as I am like you
More than likely we both came from out of the Hebrew.

You have been gifted with a magnificent color
Also the understanding of sister and brother.
Your children are special and you do know
To protect, educate and reinforce and that is so.

Let us be different and let us be unique
It is for all children the answers we should seek.
To understand that difference is by the creator
That to be fair to another is now and not later.

Before I go I would like to see
The dream another had just like me.
Children singing, 'America the beautiful' in song
All of our children holding hands and living where they belong.

10-04-05 Aho Speaks


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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 3, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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