Indelible stain

I could if I chose to 

be out there having fun with Dolphins and Whales


I could if I chose to

be on a slow boat to China to pick their faraway tea leaves


I could if I chose to

be collecting fallen stars to put in my pocket and save

them for a Perry Como type of rainy day.


I could do all these things

if only I wasn't being kept so busy

with my duty of


mentally unlocking those never rusting chains

I continue hearing

rattling around the enslaved wrists and ankles of my ancestors.


And so they will never ever be forgotten

I not only could be but MUST be continuing to

lay the blame as well as lessons to be learned on the doorsteps of three worlds


the one of the past

the one of the present

the one of the future.  

◄ when poetry is pushed in to becoming a pain

no entry ►


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Jemima Jones

Sat 13th Jan 2018 18:33

most certainly not Leon the lingering hurt is too strong. Appreciate yours and Roses comments. Thank you. Jemima.

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Rose Casserley

Thu 11th Jan 2018 11:02

love it J.J.

Rose 💋

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Wed 10th Jan 2018 22:39

those reminders to the world must never be allowed to die Jemima. Good stuff girl

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Jemima Jones

Wed 10th Jan 2018 10:12

Patricia Stefan and Adam thank you very much.Jemima.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 9th Jan 2018 20:08

Jems, the title says it all. Brilliantly written.

P&S xx

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