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· La belle Jasmine

· Sunset in N'kamba

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· Un simple geste

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· Other than I

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  A simple gesture
by Antoine Archange Raphael
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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This poem is an excerpt from my book "A stranger's wonderful chronicle (short stories) [international edition] published by Lulu.com. ISBN 10digit#0557319992; 13digit#9780557319992. Lulu#8346226


A simple gesture In the middle of An ocean of bitterness, Despair and fear, Which, Like a rising tide, Assail the world; In the middle of Infernal noise Coming from Tractors, Pneumatic drills, Tipper trucks, Which roar and strike; In the middle of The inconveniences of driving On a potholed pavement A one-way street, Changed to two-way; A small gesture, A simple gesture Is able To cheer me up: A white man, In a hurry, Leaves behind him His little boy, A chubby-cheek little angel, Gamboling. Into the Jamaican bakery, The white man rushed, To occupy, In a single file, A good spot. On the doorstep, Stood a black woman, A monumental entity, Like being carved from granite, Happy to hold a bagful Of warm whole meal loaves. The little boy, A chubby-cheek little angel, Gamboling, Hits his head Against the female stomach. The black woman, A monumental entity, Like being carved from granite, With her huge, But velvety palm, Strokes the child’s head And gently, Pushes the little boy A chubby-cheek little angle Gamboling Toward his father, Unaware of the gesture. It’s, In the middle Of an ocean of bitterness And the inconveniences of driving, A simple gesture, Through which, Proclaims The black woman, A monumental entity, Like being carved from granite, “Don’t be afraid of me, My angel, My son, I am your mother, As I am The mother of mankind. Really, I am, I don’t lie, You must believe me. “Throughout my female ancestors, I’ve carried in my bosom, And I’ve rocked Generations of little boys And little girls, Like you, Of all skin nuances, Of all tendencies, Of all conditions. “So, I am the mother of mankind, I am your mother, I am the mother of your father And your mother. You understand the reason why, With my motherly hand, I stroke you and touch your hair. “Don’t be afraid of me, I am the mother of mankind, Really, I am.”

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