AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

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

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Jim Stewart, iGeorge Cunningham, iLawrance Lux, iDouglas Dandridge, iLakshmi Sharma, iJeanne Miller, iCheri Dohnal, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Lisa A Stafford

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Books
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· 17 Titles
· 80 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Mar, 2008

Lisa A Stafford, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Ransomed
by Derek Flower

Based on a true story, this fast moving whodunit tells of the kidnapping of a leading French idustrialist while he is holidaying in the South of France. Who planned it? ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Holly Clegg'sTrim & Terrific Gulf Coast Favorites
by Holly Clegg

"Over 250 easy, healthy and delciious recipes from my Louisiana kitchen!"..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  G R A S S
  2.  Words Will Never Express How Lucky I am to
  3.  Love is Like a Flower
  4.  You Don’t Know Me
  5.  The Liar
  6.  It's Simple
  7.  Happy New Year (rhyming acrostic)
  8.  Facing the fuure
  9.  No Room for Fear
  10.  If Jane Were a Cajun
  11.  Wishful Thinking
  12.  Blood Of A Slave, Heart Of A King
  13.  A Little Drop of Rain
  14.  Freedom of Speech
  15.  Yesterday
  16.  THE PASTORS WIFE
  17.  Writer
  18.  Cool Old Guy
  19.  Me vs Facebook
  20.  My Heart is Full





Brother ©
by Lisa A Stafford

Monday, April 07, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Lisa A Stafford
•  Cold Comfort ©
•  SEDUCTION ©
•  Confession ©
•  LIPS UNKISSED©
•  A MATTER OF HEART©
           >> View all 14

Poem taken from "At Home on the Edge©" - a collection of poems

 

BROTHER ©
 
I think of you often
Brother,
Flesh of my flesh –
Born of the same blood
That coursed through
Black and copper skinned warriors
Long asleep in Mozambique’s warm belly.
To the east, narrow lowlands bow
To your feet as you stand
Tall
On bands of steel
To the west, arid winds
Whisper in bright Bantu tongues
Your creed.
You’ve the might of a million men
In your stride.
Power,
Fluid power
Rages like Zambezi’s waters
Through your veins.
You are man.
From the wombs of dusky queens
You came.
From a suckling you rose
To claim your manhood,
And the crowns ancient kings did bring.
The heavens serve as your raiment,
Draping shoulders –
Broad as the north’s rich valleys.
Your loins, gird with the tawny pelts of big cats,
Hold the wealth of many sons.
At the foot of Limpopo,
In the sweet grass
I lay to quench my thirst
With your soulful kiss.
Tattooed on my soul is the
Imprint of your mighty hands.
Brother –
My king,
My sun,
Rising to shine your glory
Upon this dark earth.
I think of you
Brother –
I think of you.
http://www.blurb.com/user/store/lisas17

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


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


Reviewed by Blacke Rose 4/8/2011
I think this one will be my favorite. Powerful piece!!
Reviewed by Ken Chartrand 5/16/2008
Hi Lisa, I read your poem, "Brother". Wow it blew me away! Though I am not a "brother" in the black sence, I loved reading it. One can almost see one's self in Africa in these various places. Well researched and well done!Please feel free to visit my sites .Either at www.freewebs.com/kendoo or here in the"Den".
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 4/10/2008
Wow, this has so much detail and history, it is a joy to read and is the kind of write one can reread and always see new details as you make this place and these people alive to us, very well-written.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/8/2008
Poetry with the history of an ancient land called into play within the power and seeds of the mighty, modern-day warrior whose girth and solid stance bequeathed to him by ancestors long gone, but live forever as a mighty oak from seeds like acorns dropped where needed to grow . . . "Brother" is a ringing endorsement to the honor and a tribute to the old as we plod toward the new . . .
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.