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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.
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.
"words from the innocent mind"
             Philip Peace


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