We Got Soul

22 Oct


By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.


Through the darkness we rise

With roots deeper than the ocean floor

Those roots trace back to Kings and Queens

Mighty warriors and great esteem

From our head to our shoes we are a wonder to behold

Feared as a culture and clouded in mystery

With swagger and confidence we reign supreme

But our soul weeps from years of oppression of our mind

Trapped in a jail cell of our own ignorance

Our spirit shall weep no more

For we stand strong and unmatched in will

A fire moves within us

Burning with desire

Fueling our emotions

From the ashes we rise

Like a phoenix reborn

We got soul

Hidden behind our exterior

Our body but a shell

Our mind but a cage

Soon to reveal our inner strength

Our soul will be set free

We got soul


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3 responses to “We Got Soul

  1. Suzi

    October 22, 2008 at 10:26 am

    I truly liked the overall ‘we’ in this piece of poetic searching…. It gave the piece so much more depth than to carry the “i” in the context…. truly made an impression, the movment of the telling carries much soul… well done… suzi

  2. Tilak

    October 22, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Liked this very much. The notion of soul expressed in literary beauty.. liked it good.

    And can I publish some of your poems in my blog..You will have copyright and everything.

    check out the blog..

  3. Da Vinci

    October 28, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Great post again, you’re such a talented writer.


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