Wednesday, June 12, 2013

#WarOfWords - The Future I Believe by Clementina Owumi

This is our 3rd female poet and 10th video entry for War Of Words (Slam Poetry Competition).
But let me ask you,
What did you write about when you were 19?
How deep were your thoughts at that age?
She is petite in stature,
poetic in nature,
19 by age
and speaks words far beyond her years.
Her words inspires me,
for it shows the future is worth believing in.

#WarOfWords - The Future I Believe by Clementina Owumi 

Nothing is hidden except it be a treasure
Nothing found lest it be a secret
Yester's africa tells of history
Cries of offspring flowing like luxury men
Who pierce hot iron on others skull finds it pleasurable
Gbosal rules the affairs of men unmeasurable
leaving us royal peasants to trends at dawn and dusk on dead bodies.
Once upon a time when hope clouds
Our minds we swim in the pool of blood and walk on the street of dead bodies
 out of the sofa is a fog of death
The men on khaki  and leather pride their flaws with no remorse
The stars in darkened skies, staring into the air like fools
Dirges like mtn we hear
Tribulations we cannot bear
Then we are force to say:::::::::::::::
Ku ba ye tu       sam   ba ye tu      2x
As the day ticks
The cry for justice fills our lips
Our tears unnoticed
As we strive for peace when will the sun ever shine?
The call of offspring's we pick
Defeat delicacy we are allowed to lick our royal garment we have torn
Rope  of defeat we have worn
Cloud of darkness in our sunny sky so we ask again
when will the sun ever shine?
we shall overcome (2x)
we shall  overcome someday -------
oh oh deep in my hear---rt
I do believe -------
we shall overcome someday.
In it to win!
yesterday is gone , forget it!
tomorrow does not exist! lets carry on
take no thought of the marrow
consider the birds in the fields and the birds in the air
they have no time for planting and harvesting
but the man above all
caters for them all
Gone are those days my dear
we can face it without fear
the future is here
no too hard to bear
 the future is you and I
even though we have fall in the pit of hell
cos there was no cell to ring the bell
it's time to tell that all is well

even in that well, we shall excel!

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  5. @ Clementina, You speak life SiS... I am so so touched by these words.

  6. Here is what my sister wrote when she was 19. Here goes:

    Who Is She Anyway

    If she is one of those diet queens

    Would she prefer pork and beans;

    Wanted to look pretty in her teens

    So she always wore tight blue jeans.

    She did have a body beyond belief;

    Even once was stuck out on a reef;

    She simply always had much grief

    When she once ended up on relief.

    I also had heard that someone said

    Her skin was thick and never bleed

    So she ate herself to death instead

    And then ended up dying in her bed.

    Was cross between angel and a cow

    And also part dog and went bow wow;

    She wanted to stay in here and now,

    Yet still ended up in heaven somehow