Some day soon I presume, I’ll pack up these bags and return home
To the land of my forefather’s father and the land of my Great grandmother’s mother

The land where diamonds are born, where Kings & Queens draped with endless golds are adorn

But wait, before I continue with exaltation, allow be to start from the beginning with more elaboration

All of creation, civilization, education, industrialization, & God fearing relations began in that one sovereign nation

A land where diversity is king but “we are one” is the anthem that we forever will sing

Where the turquoise waters meet the deeply rooted light brown sand

Cheers to the peace I once knew before all the bloodshed, poverty, and corruption marked this great land

To the victors, the future of history is given and therefore written. But what about the losers, what about those who died trying to preserve their roots.

You can deny this bloodline all you want but the fact that you can’t see that in which you resemble, holds these truths to be self evident

Like a tree, you can chop it down until it’s no longer visible but the hardest parts to get rid of & will always remain are it’s roots



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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3 Responses to YOUR ROOTS 

  1. Island Girl says:

    Really enjoyed , as Marcus Garvey rightfully said ‘ A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.’

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  2. Island Girl says:

    Reblogged this on Brittany the Island Girl and commented:
    A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
    -Marcus Garvey

    Liked by 1 person

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