AFFIRMATION by Assata Shakur

Thank you Assata Shakur!

Affirmation
by Assata Shakur
I believe in living. I believe in the spectrum
of Beta days and Gamma people.
I believe in sunshine
in windmills and waterfalls,
tricycles and rocking chairs.
And I believe that seeds grow into sprouts,
And sprouts grow into trees.
I believe in the magic of the hands.
And in the wisdom of the eyes.
I believe in rain and tears.
And in the blood of infinity.
I believe in life.
And I have seen the death parade
march through the torso of the earth,
sculpting mud bodies in its path.
I have seen the destruction of the daylight,
and seen the bloodthirsty maggots
prayed to and saluted.
I have seen the kind become the blind
and the blind become the bind
in one easy lesson.
I have walked on cut glass.
I have eaten crow and blunder bread
and breathed the stench of indifference.
I have been locked by the lawless.
Handcuffed by the haters.
Gagged by the greedy.
And, if I know anything at all,
it is that a wall is just a wall
and nothing more at all.
It can be broken down.
I believe in living.
I believe in birth.
I believe in the sweat of love
and in the fire of truth.
And I believe that a lost ship,
steered by tired, seasick sailors,
can still be guided home
to port.

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One response to “AFFIRMATION by Assata Shakur

  1. BEAUTIFUL GLORIOUS OMNIPOTENT MAJESTIC SUPREMELY BLESSED COVERED YET PROTECTED YOU ARE OUR AFRIKAN SHINING PROSPEROUS ALMIGHTY STAR!!!!!! WE WORSHIP,ADORE,COMPLETELY RA* SPECT YOU….. ( RESPECT ) YOU GREAT MIGHTY MOTHER OF SPIRIT& TRUTH MA’AT YOU BRING JUSTICE& TRUTH EYE LOVE YOU…… FROM YOUR DAUGHTER MSDAPRADICA RESURRECTED/ TEMARAH …. ROAR…. RESURRECTED KITONGA!

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