Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Eugene Meyer, iTerry Rambo, iWilliam Guy, iAnthony Dalton, iPeter Egan, iSteve Coltman, iBetty Jo Tucker, i

  Home > Action/Thriller > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Chantay Legacy Leonard

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Poetry
· Stories
· 12 Titles
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Feb, 2007

Chantay Legacy Leonard, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Popular Poetry (Action/Thriller)
  1.  Home is Where the Heart Lies
  2.  He Took A Bath Once
  4.  A Little Walk In The Snow
  5.  The Abominable Snow Blower
  6.  Horny Christmas
  7.  Terrorists
  8.  Pondering Points
  9.  Waterfall
  10.  Cyber City Park
  11.  A Lovely Day For A Swim
  12.  Antonia
  13.  Trust-Love's Gold Dust
  14.  Die I will, Without You
  15.  Inevitable
  16.  A Little Pink Bow
  17.  Skipping
  18.  A Grave Not Forgotten
  19.  Living? In Isolation
  20.  Swords And Pistols, The Legend Of Anne Bon

A Poem for Lumumba
by Chantay Legacy Leonard

Friday, April 17, 2009
Not rated by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Chantay Legacy Leonard
•  A Woman's Truth
•  Where Is Your God? (for Palestine)
•  Kipepeos (Butterflies)
•  Woman
•  Strange City
           >> View all 9

Dedication to Patrice Lumumba, first Prime Minister of the Congolese nation.

Ideals are the cause of death.

The children will not understand the irony of Belgium chocolates
Bittersweet melted in twisted mouths.
They will not know the betrayal of their future.
Beaten and broken beneath darkness.
Ribs cracked and stomachs perforated
For speaking a vision of peace and unity.

No, the children will not know
Their independence was stolen
Under the guise of foreign government intervention
and envious factions
Sharing their same faces.
The children will not know
Their voice was silenced
In a barrage of bullets.
Black Judases and overseas Pharisees
Conspired cowardice
For the promise of power and the absence of autonomy.

The children will not know
The bloodshed and acid burn
Paid for the possibility of their freedom.
A dream assassinated.
A man's sacrifice.
A country's liberty
Co-opted for corrupt politics &
Fear of a free people.

No, they will not understand Mobutu's mourning.
His forked tongue declaration of Lumumba as a national hero
After consuming his body in flames and dust
To erase the unease of his memory.
Leaving a legacy destroyed and the Congolese distraught
War torn republic and an endless river of blood.

Ideals are the cause of death.

But the children will one day understand with knowing eyes how their future was betrayed.

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.