Old Daddy D said,

Our people love the rivers

Told me the moving blue

Runs through our souls and veins


Old Daddy D said,

The rivers makes way for our tears 

Told me if it weren’t for them

We’d have drowned in our own despair


Old Daddy D said,

Our freedom tunes bounced along the currents

Told me we named the blues 

From the big blue Mississippi  


Old Daddy D said,

The rivers gave birth to us

Told me before we rode lamas amongst the Sahara

We swam with fierce crocs on the Nile

This poem is about: 
My family
My community


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