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Lunchtime Contemplation – Laban

 


 

In this yogurt cup, labelled peach,
Are sunny orchards under blue skies,
And cloudy, grey, tempestuous days,
And the shawls of changing seasons.
Oilscaped dappled cows graze in fields,
Summer hay tossed in winter barns,
Milk cows, grass and harvested fruits.
 
Locked in this cup are the visions,
Of buzzing bees and birds in trees,
The fruit being picked, the cows being milked,
And men in factories that produce,
Cases of yogurt labelled peach,
Caused by your grace and provision,
I am fed, nourished and sustained.
 
What color is my skin and eyes?
What is the language of my tribes?
What’s the latitude of your vibes?
I am human, Will that suffice?
Accreted by the passing years,
Memories like pearls grow in our minds,
Becoming a hungry yearning,
For a yogurt cup, labelled peach.

 

 

 

 
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Gye Nyame Meaning: "Except God" Symbol of the omnipotence and the omnipresence of God. (Fear no one, except God.) From the Akan of Ghana
Gye Nyame Meaning: “Except God” Symbol of the omnipotence and the omnipresence of God. (Fear no one, except God.) From the Akan of Ghana

 

 

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