My skin is DARK, these roots run DEEP. My CULTURE and HERITAGE suppressed through the AGES. Untold STORIES and unturned PAGES.

This road was laid and PAVED by the STRUGGLES of my ANCESTORS, so their OPPRESSION will never be an excuse for my REGRESSION.

Instead, I EMBRACE these SCARS as I lift my hands up to the CREATOR of the HEAVENS and the STARS.

My PAST is your past, my HISTORY your history, soon enough you’ll realize. I carry the HOPE of an entire NATION, just look into my eyes.

I used to ask GOD why as I laid down and CRIED. Now I stand tall, HEART of a LION with undeniable PRIDE.



About Lazarus_of_Montserrado

Lazarus (Hebrew: “God will help”) Siafa was born in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. A once abundantly prosperous and promising nation that was crippled by poverty, violence and corruption in the late 80’s to early 90’s due to a Civil War that lasted approximately 14 years. This blog is a collection of thought provoking, spirit lifting and ambition driven poems as well as spoken word written by Lazarus for those who share a similar dream and perception of life. The vision that no matter the obstacle, failure, setback, trial or loss in life that you hold the power to overcome it all. You may have been born to lose but in time can be built to win and God willing can accomplish whatever your heart desires.
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  1. I’m glad you could relate and that you liked it Nezra!! 💯

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