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The Truth is I - A Poem

A dedication to my ancestors in acknowledgement of who I have become, and what I will become.

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The Truth is...I Am

The Truth is I

The truth is

When I become the dust

You will know why I still am, and always will be

The truth is

I am

Here

I always will be

The truth is

The good men do is oft interred with their bones, they say…

Lies!

If that were so, why do you fear me?

You see, your perfect tongue will not move me

Not your enunciation

Pronunciation

Not your gesticulation

Not your articulation

Attempts at demotivation

Character assassination

Not your fabrication will move me!

For the truth is

I AM

Marcus, Martin, Theresa, Mahatma

Jesus, Gabby, I-Farrell and Ado

I am Man-Face, Senyah, El Verno Del Congo

The truth is

When I become the dust

You will know why I still am, and always will be

The truth is

I am

Here

I always will be

The truth is

I AM STILL

Marcus

I am Julian, Justina, James, Agnes and Bussa

Elijah, Clement, Israel and Judah

Tosh, Marley, The Spear, Elombe, The Emperor

The truth is

When I become the dust

You will know why I still am, and always will be

The truth is

I cannot be stopped

Man-Face, Senyah, El Verno Del Congo,

Marcus, Julian, Justina, James, Agnes and Bussa

Elijah, Clement, Israel and Judah

Tosh, Marley, The Spear, Elombe, The Emperor

The truth is

I am

I always will be

The Truth (Audio)

© 2021 Toni Newton

Comments

manatita44 from london on January 15, 2021:

Indeed! Tat Tvam Asi. Thou are that!!