BLACK I AM
Black I am, and proud to be one,
Happy to call Brother each man;
For this world is one sweet village,
Though the strong arms of a cruel age,
An age of fear and death,
Squeeze it to let it out of breath,
Breaking down the wings of freedom,
Setting up the tyrant’s kingdom.
Fed with damsons and cassava,
My skin is made from an oak tree’s,
My words are deep like the blue seas,
I love you wherever you’re from…
Whatever your hurt in this storm,
I know plants that can get you healed,
I have for you a better meal.
Black I am, for I was born Black,
I could have been Red, Yellow, White,
I could have been from your Mother,
But I’m Black, Black from my Mother,
Take my hand inside of your heart
And follow the path to the start,
It’s the way to milk and honey,
The way back to our Family.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My name is Théodore René Ndebi, born in Cameroon. I graduated in Banking Management. But what really makes me proud and happy is WRITING !!!!! I started writing around 1990. I write the most I can.
I mostly write for children’s future. As a child, I had always dreamt of a world where poor children and orphans could be happy as well. I have many unpublished collections in French: Chaque Jour Un Poème, Rêve D’un Soir, La Missive Du Petit Prince, Suis-Je Assez Bien Pour Toi… I’m also author of unpublished novels in French (Cierge Noir, Plus Violent Que L’amour, Les Fruits De La Tempête…). My first published novel; THE LAST GHOST/Son Of Struggle got published in 2013 by AuthorhouseUK; it appears in the LOS Angeles Times Festival Of Books Catalogue 2014 Page 8. Available online @ Amazon, Kindle, AuthorhouseUK, Barnes & Noble, Indie. I wrote numerous award winning texts. I am a Book Reviewer and Translator. I am a member of OneAfricanChild since 2013 and Co-Founder of Le Salon Du Livre Yaounde-Cameroon. You can check my works on: authorrayndebi.wordpress.com.Ray Ndebi on Facebook, @RTNdebi on Twitter, Facebook Page My Soul & Mon Ame.