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I've Promised Myself; I Will Never Cry by Akinwale Peace

Akinwale Peace

I've Promised Myself; I Will Never Cry.
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I've promised myself; I will never cry,
Even if we till the land to the sky_
Even if they're like Pharaoh, we won't cry;
A coward man before death they say die_
I've promised myself; I will never cry.
.
My heart panic like fishponds filled with salt;
When they deep-her deeper in pulled assault_
My heart skipped beats when they said twas our fault,
And they feed us with sour palmy with thorns_
I've promised myself; I will never cry.
.
It was funny when I cried, when pains groaned;
With our droned voic's, we shouted and bemoaned
like fishes in the mire, we faint'd and groaned.
They hollered at us, our bones became boned_
I've promised myself; I will never cry.
.
Some breathe their last and they were named a name;
Simple it was, not easy to b' rename(d)
All well wishers wished them well wishes lame;
Different names now named 'Dead' with deific silence_
I've promised myself, I will never cry.
.
Joy in the morning, tears at night, in mud
houses, pains rant beneath the roof, and blood,...
If the sun be darkness and moon be blood,
The world is a thick blood, oceans of blood_
Where bodies are dyed with black flames 'n' streams of blood.
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"words from the innocent mind"
             Philip Peace

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