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Dedicated to the Black History Month, the poem "February" explores the strength and unrelenting spirit of the African Americans, the untold pain, confusion and mental unrest experienced by the African continent ( called "the mother") at the loss of her own through the intrusion of slavery and colonization.

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February.

by Jumoke Odepe

February.

Black. History. Month.

I Remember

Resilience. Survival. Strength

Of The. Human Spirit.

Conquering Odds.

After Odds. And Odds.

The Mother. Hurting. For

Stolen Kids. Fathers. Mothers.

Broken. Families. Kingdoms.

Earliest Civilization.

Some. Taken. Some Remain.

The Journey. Ship After Ship.

Boat. Boats After Boats.

The Water. The Carrier.

Bathed With Blood. Bodies.

The Atlantic. Ocean.

Could. Be Named.

The Mother. Ocean.

Names. Changed. Bodies

Inscribed.

Only. If. Only. The

Names. Were. Unchanged.

We. Could. Have. Traced. Our

Steps. Back. To The

Mother.

Tribe. To. Tribe.

Village. To. Village

Country. To. Country.

But.

Severed. Links. Broken

Ties. After Ties.

Mother To. The

"A". Plantation.

Child To. The

"X" Plantation.

Never. To Meet.

Ever. Again. Ever.

Jonas. Male. $90.

Louise. Female. $75.

Moses. Male. $120.

But. Jonas. Was

A. King. Back. In

The Mother.

Louise. Here. Exposed. Naked.

Was. The

Prettiest. Of

Damsels. Back In

The Mother.

The Mother. Shaken.

Slavery. Shaken. Colony. Shaken.

Confused.

Mind. Slavery. Mental.

The. Mother's Mental.

Things. Fell Apart.

The Center. Has

Refused. To

Hold.

By Jumoke Odepe

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