xodvf rain doesn’t fall on one man's roof so while you laugh at the challenges of others, remember that they survived and have become better because of them. the day will come when you face your own and I, having known pain, will pray for you. not because I’m a better person but because my own suffering has taught my heart empathy. #human #spiritualjourney #goodmorning #quote #sarahdjakes #rp #everytonguethatshallriseupagainstyouiwillcondemn #dontletthecutenessfoolyou #myweaponsareinthespiritualrealm #thespiritsguideme #orishaogun #ancestorsprotectme #xoDVF 2d

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xodvf dis poem
shall speak of the wretched sea
that washed ships to these shores
of mothers cryin for their young
swallowed up by the sea
dis poem shall say nothin new
dis poem shall speak of time
time unlimited time undefined
dis poem shall call names
names like lumumba kenyatta nkrumah
hannibal akenaton malcolm garvey
haile selassie
dis poem is vexed about apartheid rascism fascism
the klu klux klan riots in brixton atlanta
jim jones
dis poem is revoltin against 1st world 2nd world
3rd world division man made decision
dis poem is like all the rest
dis poem will not be amongst great literary works
will not be recited by poetry enthusiasts
will not be quoted by politicians nor men of religion
dis poem s knives bombs guns blood fire
blazin for freedom
yes dis poem is a drum
ashanti mau mau ibo yoruba nyahbingi warriors
uhuru uhuru
uhuru namibia
uhuru soweto
uhuru afrika
dis poem will not change things
dis poem need to be changed
dis poem is a rebirth of a peopl
arizin awaking understandin
dis poem speak is speakin have spoken
dis poem shall continue even when poets have stopped writin
dis poem shall survive u me it shall linger in history
in your mind
in time forever
dis poem is time only time will tell
dis poem is still not written
dis poem has no poet
dis poem is just a part of the story
his-story her-story our-story the story still untold
dis poem is now ringin talkin irritatin
makin u want to stop it
but dis poem will not stop
dis poem is long cannot be short
dis poem cannot be tamed cannot be blamed
the story is still not told about dis poem
dis poem is old new
dis poem was copied from the bible your prayer book
playboy magazine the n.y. times readers digest
the c.i.a. files the k.g.b. files
dis poem is no secret
dis poem shall be called boring stupid senseless
dis poem is watchin u tryin to make sense from dis poem
dis poem is messin up your brains
makin u want to stop listenin to dis poem
but u shall not stop listenin to dis poem
u need to know what will be said next in dis poem
dis poem shall disappoint u
because
dis poem is to be continued in your mind in your mind
in your mind your mind. #mutabaruka #dispoem #dispostisntaboutmereadthepoem #xoDVF
3d

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xodvf you will be jeered at. you will be cursed at. you will be
spoken ill of. but you will never be imitated. your legacy
will have a self-generated copyright and patent written with
the ink of your journey. #quote #chimenejackson #knowthyself #xoDVF #power #starseed #melanite #phoenix #metaphysics #neverfuckwithawombmanwhoknowsthereismagicinher #thegodsforbidyou #thespiritsprotectme #orishaogun #experiment #art #beautyFULL #flawsandall
3d

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xodvf with so many schadenfreuders in the world / sometimes you don't want to give them the satisfaction of looking less than strong. human. #heard #quote #truth #everyoneisfightingsomekindofbattle #dontbeacunt#wordtoyomotha #myvulnerabilityismystrength #perspective #knowthyself #xoDVF #journeyingon #rp #vsco 4d

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xodvf i miss her with a growing heat that surprises me and will soon engulf me. #xodvf #selfie #vsco #africa #wiwt #isis #melanite 4d

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xodvf we feel that to reveal embarrassing or private things, we have given someone something, that, like a primitive person fearing that a photographer will steal his soul, we identify our secrets, our past and their blotches, with our identity, that revealing our habits or losses or deeds somehow makes one less of oneself. / this weekend @aboriginalsubstance met, connected and shared with one another those bits of ourselves that many hide. #ourtrueselves #unashamed #unapologetic. those are the relationships I crave. #today #daveeggers #whatisthewhat #summerreading #book #xoDVF #vsco #blogger #writer #africanliterature #sudan #jewelry from @frock.ed / #henna by #aboriginalsubstance #blessup 6d

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xodvf all american #3pointperpetration
1. I don't eat mcdonalds. shocker.
2. I'm not all american. duh.
3. I don't play ball. double duh. #forsale #collectible #23 #jordan #jersey from @blackmarketdc #theilk #vintage #schwinn #bicycle from #artuare #wiwt #shopblackmarket #blackmarketdc #mensvintage #womensvintage #naturalhair #blogger #basketball #hoop
1w

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  •   xodvf the joy is mine, your energy is electric @fanmmon 1w
  •   fanmmon I am flattered darling. Blessings to our new found friendship! 1w
  •   fanmmon My net is off and on will request you on fb 2more day is braking in i am finally getting sleepy i guest my spirit kept me up so we could meet. Wishing you a wonderful night darling xo 1w
  •   iamsheglobal Beautiful!! 1w
  •   xodvf thank much ;) @iamsheglobal 5d
  •   protatype @xodvf hey I love ur style and would love to meet u 5d
  •   respecthegap Effortless style! 4d
  •   katartismos Gorg 22h

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xodvf who taught you? : a @frock.ed #series paying homage to the #ancestors who inspire our celebratory stacking of armor. arms, ears, fingers, chest (and yes, toes and ankles too). #xoDVF #follow #getfrockedup #worldvintage #vintage #ethnic #choosewhoyoucelebrate #style #inspiration #fashion #blogger #wiwt #africanadorned #berber #tuareg #india #textile #navajo #dogon #morroco #angelafisher #book #art #photography #vsco / an archive of @oldnewcollectiv 1w

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  •   xodvf @darkaprilmoon i had similar experiences in my formative years; sometimes I wonder what could have been if I allowed their ignorance to shape my understanding of myself. 2w
  •   xodvf @darkaprilmoon let's not talk about hair. to this very day, ppl question the authenticity of my hair- I know without a doubt that if I were light skinned or other- there would be no doubt. but alas. 2w
  •   islandnatural I'm from the caribbean born and raised, i've been in the states for school. When im in the states people automatically assume I'm african-american and I'm thrown into this category of whatever being black in america means. Then when i try to explain that being afro-caribbean is a completely different culture I'm seen as stuck up. Or when i talk to people in my accent they "exotify" me, i become a "caribbean goddess with curly hair and an accent". Nobody just accepts me for who I am. They create whatever stereotype they have of me and take it from there. Lord only knows how many time i had to explain to people that i don't have a Jamaican accent because I'm not from Jamaica!!! Even when i tell them I'm from a different island!!!! Lol it's frustrating but i've learn to deal with it. Just let them think what they want. The few friends i have here know better and I'm glad i've met some people who understand. 2w
  •   darkaprilmoon I agree whole heartedly 2w
  •   shereew01 I think that "Africans" feel a certain way about "African Americans" and if it wasn't for OUR ANCESTORS you are anybody else wouldn't be here. And all we hear as African Americans from Africans is I'm not from here I'm diaspora, if you are so home sick them go back to your native country and quit saying ALL DAY EVERYDAY that you're African so what. In America you are judged just like the rest of us and no one cares is you 1w
  •   shereew01 Con't- no one cares if you're African or not. It's from our ancestors tears pain and blood that you can find Refuge in this country and it's like Africans try and divide us further by ALWAYS saying that you are African. Okay we get it let's move on. 1w
  •   cierraxmariee Im in peru & this has literally happened all day since the moment we landed-___- 1w
  •   simone_small Sigh! We need to get some sisters together and have a conversation! Re: this and ... Dating below spirit level. It's been quite the week! 1w

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