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Where has the village gone?


 

The Village use to protect

give wisdom

correct the youth

when they got out of line.

Where has the Village gone?

The Village was full of second Mothers

who gave instruction on good morals and ethics

to youth who were not of blood

but of community, love and soul.

Where has the Village gone?

The Village Elders use to pass down

knowledge

and

wisdom

to their legacy.

Unfortunately the Elders of that ilk

are one by one

ascending to the cosmic heavens.

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Mix Media – artikleblak  Inspired by Gambian village Ikiwaner

Where has the Village gone?

The Man Warrior of the village is in short supply.

Police brutality

Racial discrimination

Inequitable incarceration rates

Drugs from interlopers

are some of the major battles of the war of the Man Warrior.

Sometimes these gun wounds are self inflicted.

Yet many many times they are not!

Making 19 not 50 is a milestone in the Vietnam

I mean the Village.

Where has the Village gone?

No more after school programs to stimulate it’s future.

No decent grocers to nourish the body.

Schools infested with rodents and divested of funds for

books and such.

Unless of course a good teacher dips into their

wallet, purse or clutch.

Where has the Village gone?

The Village Matriarchs holding it down,

working 1, 2 sometimes 3 jobs.

Rushing home to feed and give study

to their children.

Many playing role of Man Warrior

in tandem.

Only to get up again the next 5 day

sometimes 6 in a row

to do it all again.

Where has the Village gone?

 

Sincerelyourz,  

artikleblak

 

 

 

 

 

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About artikleblak

Artikleblak is a panoramic color-consciousness of digital media connecting the African Diaspora throughout the world. This world is a massive environment and our images and stories and concerns are spread to sparingly throughout the planet and digital terra. People of color comprise 4/5th of the world's population. Yet we have to Google search and channel surf and scour the event calendars to find ourselves, whether it be a person, place or thing. We should nevermore let oceans, languages, religions, cultures or man-made boundaries partition us. Our humanity is to powerful to remain fragmented, lets make it ONE again. Sincere thanks, Artikleblak

Discussion

3 thoughts on “Where has the village gone?

  1. Where has the Village gone?

    No more after school programs to stimulate it’s future.

    No decent grocers to nourish the body.

    Schools infested with rodents and divested of funds for

    books and such.

    Unless of course a good teacher dips into their

    wallet, purse or clutch.

    Where has the Village gone?

    The Village Matriarchs holding it down,

    working 1, 2 sometimes 3 jobs.

    Rushing home to feed and give study

    to their children.

    Many playing role of Man Warrior

    in tandem.

    Only to get up again the next 5 day

    sometimes 6 in a row

    to do it all again.
    Wow! That was on point! Very well written!

    Posted by Kushite Prince | May 11, 2016, 10:24 PM

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