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Black Conflict

When the conflict of thought began
It began with a thought that a child cannot have rag like the elder
That grey is a sign of wisdom
That black is black and can’t be white

This is our story
Our story of identity
Our story of colonization
Our inconclusive story

Today, we have gotten our Independence
Independent of thought
Independent of colour
Now we know we have gotten nothing

Black kills black
Is that racial discrimination?
Black impoverished black
Is this a curse?

Now the youth carpenter have caved their wood of Justice
The iron bender their tools of war
The young people from every tribe have united for one course
That the whispers of the gecko may be heard in the night






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