belle homme noir

The fathers hold their children
in their bellies/ they ingested them
whole. Icarus’ revenge knows no end.
You can see the lines etched
in their skin/ unfulfilled lives
exist in the grooves of their age lines.
In the war some soldiers edged close
to the enemy lines/ burrowed beneath the ground.
This is no different. The manchild is the enemy.

Do they really swallow them
you ask. How could you not know? Bloated
bodies fill the streets. Some live in alleys.

Tomorrow glistens in their eyes
But nothing can stop the movement/ the children
try to escape but they have been sentenced to eternity.
These full grown children rebel
unlike fetuses. The pain
sometimes too much to bear.

belle homme noir. A father once walked right into
the middle of our village. He took a razor
and opened his womb, removed his children
and left them on the village floor. The father died
but not before completely losing his mind.
He never saw the insects gnawing at his black
children’s skin, never knew he released them
too soon.

Peace & Love,


About Rosalind Guy

I'm broken & my soul is weary/ my weary soul rebels, fights/ anything & anyone who tries to heal me/I beat my head against a wall of memories/ trying hard to break free from the chain of memories/ I can only be free by saying it so/ i weave a necklace from words and finally/ I find freedom/ free free free. As you can see, words are powerful to me. As Maya Angelou said, words are wallpaper of the soul. I have lots of nightmarish memories that threaten to break me, but I learned a long time ago about the power of words. They can be used to heal and destroy anything that threatens to destroy the person. Words coupled with love have the power to save and heal. I am author of three books: Skinny Dipping in the Pool of Womanhood, Tattered Butterfly Wings, and Blues of a Love Junkie. I am a high school English teacher. I am a former reporter. I am a mother. I am a woman. I am a fierce advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who's voices go unheard. Check out my Amazon author page at the following link:
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