Rosie Bourget

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We Cannot Forget - Poem by Rosie Bourget

We cannot forget
The story of the Alabama bus
But we need to wipe our tears
We cannot forget
The colonialists
But we can pretend we didn't hear!

We cannot forget
The inner history lies
By closing our eyes
We cannot forget
The Mississippi burning in a Tennessee town
And the evil that lingers to bring Black people down
But we cannot go wrong
By staying strong!

We cannot forget
But we must embrace
All that this world has to offer
To us my black brother!

We cannot forget
But we can go beyond our imagination
Nurture our talents
And build self-esteem
Through positive action!

We know our history
Is too painful to forget
But we all have a dream today
To overcome obstacles
And move forward!

We cannot forget that bad experience
But we must use it as a reference
To promote unity and reconciliation
For one day we will have a celebration
That will shut down the nation!

Topic(s) of this poem: slave, slave trade, slavery

Form: Free Verse

Comments about We Cannot Forget by Rosie Bourget

  • Abhilasha Bhatt (1/8/2016 12:49:00 PM)

    No one can forget anything until we want to remember it....nice poem...thanx for sharing :) (Report) Reply

    Rosie Bourget (1/8/2016 4:24:00 PM)

    My pleasure. Thanks a lot Bhatt.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 8, 2016

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