Minstrel

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CHANGE?

Shall all arise?

In one language speak

Shall color no more

Be the language of love

 

Shall we all wake in the dawn?

Bask in the sunlight

Rest at twilight

With frisson in our hearts

 

Shall the music of change

Bring a rhythm

That would last beyond the dance

With the message of chance

 

Shall the echoes of the speech

Ring true in our hearts

Deep beyond the reach

Of the human eye

 

Has the veil of color been moved?

Can ability! Can labor! Can sweat!

Be allowed to sift

The wheat of selection?

 

Shall the oven of color

Bake no more in the hearts of men

The inferior bread

Without recourse to the taste

 

Shall jobs be free for all?

Can qualified be demystified

Can stardom be thrown?

At random to all

 

Can we say?

As we pray

That `A Change has come!’

 

© 2009 Derin Onokpasa

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August 9, 2009 - Posted by | Derin, guest post, poetry | , ,

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