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Faces&Voices


AN ANTHOLOGY
OF VERSE, PROSE

AND ART

by
the Composition
for Honours Class,
Howard University,
2001-200
2

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E. R. BRAITHWAITE
Professor

Faces & Voices 4
Faces & Voices 5



They Move
Taj Adams
New Orleans, La - Biology/Pre-Med

With the calloused soles of their large feet pounding the earth,
They move…
Freedom, like the sap from an Aloe Vera plant, soothes the pain.

With the sun’s intense, amber rays toasting their ebony skin,
Still they move…
Freedom is a canopy formed from Mother Nature’s finest trees.

With sweat dripping from under their bandanas and rolling down their faces,
Still they move…
Freedom is a cool, moist breeze that revives the body upon contact.

With exhaustion steadily pressing on their backs and weakening their bones,
Still they move…
Freedom is the soft grass of an open plain that fits the body’s contours perfectly.

With merciless fear infiltrating their minds and causing their muscles to tighten,
Still they move…
Freedom is the warm, gentle embrace of a mother whose heartbeat calms all.


© 2002 Howard University
(First Published in limited print edition, An Anthology of Verse, Prose & Art, by the Composition for Honours Class, Howard University, Spring 2002. Professor E.R. Braithwaite)
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