"Our Ancestors"

  • "Our Ancestors"

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Story: We are our ancestors
They live through our being
Through unseen, they are not dead
Not history's forgotten
Confined to the cobwebs of the dusty past
The prey of owl-eyes intellectual prowlers
Seeking fame through our name
Our forefathers and fore mothers live!
They are not dead, not skeletons on moldy shelves
Encapsulated in books seldom read
Brought to life only through
Irrelevant, irrelevant Euro-centric interpretations of our ancestral selves
~ Farika Berhane