‘For Them’ by Steve Champion (aka Adisa Kamara)

Steve Champion
Steve Champion was sentenced to death in 1982.
For Them

For them, the ancestors who lay in unmarked graves.

Who are part of oceans.

Who braved the storms.

Who stayed the course.

Whose air we breathe.

Whose consciousness resides in us.

Who created cosmologies symbolising life and light.

Who shaped destiny so we can walk upright in spirit and soul.

Who were initiated by water and fire.

Who believed, one day that we would be free, standing as living oracles.

Standing as living testaments of their struggles, transmitting their legacies, evoking their names. Because one day we will be ancestors, a part of oceans yearning to be free.

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