What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral.
We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again.
That’s how a young person turns toward to a teacher.
That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively.
Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution
Rumi, 13th Century

2.17.2010

Lioness Rising ::: ROAR!


There's a passion burning deep within me.
Telling me to fight against oppression
subjugation
racism
slavery.

My spirit is growling.
Vexed!
Cursing the systems which have been put in place to disenfranchise the African race
Babylon system!


A roar is bubbling in my soul
a roar so mighty that it will shake the earth to its core
toppling buildings
markers of civilization
built upon the blood sweat and tears of the African slave
in this foreign land.
Babylon!

I want to shout out against inhumanity
underdevelopment
inequality
the glass ceiling.

The spirit of my ancestors is now awake within me
crying out for justice
and it will not be tamed
it will not be pacified

My spirit is now chanting
chanting
chanting for the release of our people!
For we are still not yet free...

Slavery might have been abolished but its consequences can be seen throughout time
defining our lives
our past
our present
our futures.

There is a roar bubbling inside my soul
a lioness' roar!
an empress' roar!
Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas...!!!!!!

...Tafari.

Selah

iNi

will never stop fighting for my freedom

NadYa Dee


10 comments:

  1. Roar on lioness.......A powerful piece of writing

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  2. Interesting post ... I like your Afrocentric passion and the strength of your character. I believe the systematic marginalization of Africans across the world has long been established as fact. Not too many people will be able to build a credible argument to the contrary of the above. the real challenge however lies in establishing a credible solution to the African question. We are so disillusioned and shocked by events of the past centuries that so we have not been able to break out of the system that continuously told us that we are a lesser people. We must challenge and confront this system that says lighter is better, we must see ourselves as a single nation and understand that our survival is contingent on our ability to break out of the conventional script.

    cheers and keep writing

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  3. bumboclaat mi fren tun poet ya now. Perform it dub style for me one day ok baby? ^^

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  4. lol...Mi nuh like yuh innuh.... :oP bout dub style...yuh have a drum????

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  5. Ho my Gaaaash u r so talent! i loikes it! muy much :)

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Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."