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Reflections of a Black Man
by Toris Okotie
Saturday, January 24, 2004

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Go into the heart of a man who ones live in a time where freedom was stolen from a few, he was one of those few.




In the image of this dark skin
Lies the agony of so many sorrows
Like the burning wood turn coal
Slowly did our dreams of freedom crumbled

At the ninth decade of my life
The past seems but just yesterday
When the screams were made of pain
And the lashes mapped our backs

Looking at the mirror
Tinted with lies
For the days of our lives
Were never written so truthfully

To forgive I did
But never forgot
Cos the pain of my past
Was made to die with me

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Reviewed by jude forese 1/27/2004
well done!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/25/2004
Terrific write, Toris; very well done, my friend!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/25/2004
So damn sad, just because one is black white yellow, red, even orange with purple spots all are PEOPLE, make me think of the book roots, great imotional write, this hurt deep, as many of my friends come from many parts of Africa..
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 1/24/2004
POWERFUL poetry!
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