Are we in retrograde?

23 Apr

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Are we in retrograde?

our sun comes out but it does not shine

our faces have smiles but we are not happy

our days go by but we stand still

our bodies are strong but we are tired

our minds are sharp but we do not learn

Are we in retrograde?

we have lives but we don’t live

we have houses but we have no homes

we have families but do we have tribes

we have work but it is not ours

we have hearts but do we love

Are we in retrograde?

our bellies are full but we do not grow

our air is fresh but we do not breath

our world is wide but we are small

our hearts are blessed but they do not beat

our god is present but we do not pray

Are we in retrograde?

we are a nation but have no land

we are a people but have no possessions

we are beautiful but have no pride

we are Black but our hearts are not

we are solid but stand on sand

Are we in retrograde?

5 Responses to “Are we in retrograde?”

  1. odell May 7, 2012 at 4:12 PM #

    Love it

  2. T.Bee March 11, 2013 at 8:38 PM #

    Yeah we are like the dust eater. We are moving and caught in some tragic dance of dying forced to eat that which has no life. With every beat moving back….

    • hunglikejesus March 12, 2013 at 6:14 PM #

      “dust eater” that would make a really good piece. I don’t we are moving back with every beat just not moving forward with every beat.

      Thank you for stopping by.

      • honeytreebee March 13, 2013 at 2:06 AM #

        I’ll think on it.

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