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The Black Family Pledge

Rating: 4.2

BECAUSE we have forgotten our ancestors,
our children no longer give us honor.

BECAUSE we have lost the path our ancestors cleared
kneeling in perilous undergrowth,
our children cannot find their way.

BECAUSE we have banished the God of our ancestors,
our children cannot pray.

BECAUSE the old wails of our ancestors have faded beyond our hearing,
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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 March 2021

To My favourites and 5 Stars!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 March 2021

A great poem from a great poetess Maya Angelou! Congratulations for the Modern Poem Of The Day

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Chinedu Dike 26 March 2021

Profoundly and powerfully penned with conviction.

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Iris Clarke 07 February 2021

I pledge to do better.

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Iris Clarke 07 February 2021


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Pritt.Barbara 08 April 2020

4351 Rogers Ct

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A sincere effort to eliminate generation gap and to uphold heritage

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Appreciable attempt to eliminate the generation gap and to uphold tradition

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Savita Tyagi 31 October 2019

One must do the best to honor the ancestors and cherish the love and care cultivated by their culture. A very worthy and inspiring poem of Maya Angelou.

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Edward Kofi Louis 31 October 2019

Our children cannot pray! ! To stay along the lines of love and life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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