KEEP WATCH

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Let us keep watch for the owls are out,

They are out by every second’s tick

Another church bell rings loudly

To announce another Charleston-like return.

Tonight got burnt in blazes

Flames entwined in glazy tango

Will its worshippers keep wide-eyed

Or will their tambourines snap furiously

 

Let us keep watch for the sniper is out

His kind has crossed the monochrome bridge

They doubled a barrel kissing the last page of the bible

Kneeling, wearing the coat before the arms

“Let the Niccur down!” I hear like bad tickle

“Bury the cathedral” I hear again, like blurred twinkle

Will the Reverend reverence the pistol’s anger

Or will these burning voice forgive by barter

 

Let us Keep watch when the thief comes

At night his shadow will churn out screaming voices

Let us stand, holding high our torches

To touch light in this whitened black house

For another black house dances with crackling flames

Carry us away from the captivity buried in white soil

Kneel with your drenched heart before another spoil

Keep your watches watching, waiting before Carolina claims

 

Do not be silent, for it’s too loud

Let us keep watch with our voices in the clouds

 

 

 

Neofloetry, 2015

(For another black church going up in flames in South Carolina, July 1st)

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About neofloetry

I am a lover of the real things of life and love. An actress, Playwright, Poetess and a lover of Hip Hop. I do not compromise my happiness for any negative thing and i am human. I just love to scribble down my thoughts, no matter the topic... I make mistakes! Welcome to my blog page.

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