The Lost Children of Zion

05 Jan



By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.


Who are we who dream of destiny?

Brought up from the land and raised by oppression

Blood, sweat, and tears poured into a land that neglected us

We are the lost children crying out from a forgotten land


What becomes of the broken hearted?

Whose dreams are shattered time and time again?

Ancestral memories not forgotten but trapping us in a submissive mind state

“We Shall Overcome” sung to virgin ears and battered souls


A legacy of love and hate balanced on a thin line

The sense of community lost to our people

A proud people we are

Our legacy lost in ancient manuscripts


Out of the darkness shines a light so bright

Every flicker tells a story of a people

Slighted by fortune pained by the past, hoping for a future

In the darkness our destiny awaits

A future left unwritten


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2 responses to “The Lost Children of Zion

  1. Angel

    January 11, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Great words dear, I dont know how you think of it all…

  2. Nortoria

    January 12, 2009 at 3:46 am

    Have you ever heard of one person falling in love with another more mentally than physically? Falling on love with a persons mind and thought pattern. Sometimes I am at such a lost for words in these comments because you have taken my breath away for a moment. How do you keep that head of yours balanced on your shoulder my friend? 🙂


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