Lost African


1747 Clay Avenue Bronx New York Apt
United States
40° 50' 43.3716" N, 73° 54' 18.3492" W

Lost African

Yesterday I was an African

Today I am lost

In the womb

Of an ungeographical forest

How awful,how awful, how awful 


My roots are dispersed

Oh Mother!!

My braids

I can't feel my beads too

Lend me, lend me, lend me

Please a mirror

To confirm my African Image


Yesterday I was an African

Today I am lost

Tomorrow I would be in the land of the lost 

Before I lose my Identity

Before I throw away my Kente Cloth

Let me dance to my favorite Kpanlogo and Adowa song

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Really image based poem. I like the way you used a first person pov for the county. Helps me relate to it more.


Thank you Mariama and I'm happy you were able to relate to it more


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