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Ancient Warrior: Freedom Fighter

Samuel Malik Canty: the Word Bird. I am the author of Five Poetry Books, I understand my Purpose, and my words are my proof...


Ancient Warrior

I am an Ancient Warrior a soldier of a glorious past…

My battles have been many…I am fearless, been summoned many times to do battles in many places.

My battle gear is made from the elements of tears.

My Weapons have changed with the time; I am always ready and steady.

I do not get much rest for I am always on alert.

I am an Ancient Warrior...

I fought with the Mau-Mau, I stood with Shaka, I marched with Hannibal, and I tutored Malcolm, Angela and Huey.

I showed Harriet the need for staying and operating underground.

Wherever Injustice is to be found, you will find me.

The Weak and Oppressed don’t let me sleep for their anguish and pain has kept the dust from settling on my tomb.

All the other Ancient Warriors that came before me have made a spiritual alliance with me.

My endurance comes from a Divine Source that many people thought was lost.

I am an Ancient Warrior, I cried at Calvary for my teacher had ascended and I could not come because my work here was not done.

Modern Grief keeps the peace of sleep from me, so I keep my battle gear on until another Savior is born.

I am a sentry who has been here for centuries.

Stolen Legacy, Racism and the abuse of the Dark Continent, kept me strong and anticipating another call to do battle.

I mount the wind, I ride the tides, many have tried to kill me but I cannot die.

Strong like a petrified tree, the blood of countless generations flow through me.

I cannot rest, I will never fully sleep, and the bodies that make up the Middle Passage floors are always calling out to me, to set their Restless spirits free.

I am an Ancient Warrior...

Abner Louima Screams interrupted my dreams and brought me back to the present.

I weep each time a leader dies and a child cries.

I am an Ancient Warrior wherever you find injustice you will find elements of me.

© 2013 Malik S Canty

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