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Faces&Voices


AN ANTHOLOGY
OF VERSE, PROSE

AND ART

by
the Composition
for Honours Class,
Howard University,
2001-200
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E. R. BRAITHWAITE
Professor

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The Colour of Roses
Keston Jacob
Trinidad & Tobago - Biology

He walked along the wall,
Checking for names, forgetting the next.
In the blackness of its reflection
A gift of flowers whispered a forgotten name,
From a puddle of water; petals shaking in the wind.

Stopping he squatted and let his fingers touch the
Chiseled remains of a soldier and a son.
Stepping back, his fingers fumbled for his pockets.
He took a picture, then pencil and paper,
And took a negative of the name.

Under the polished black marble of 15E
A bouquet of flowers, laid by absent hands
Lies,
Whispering a prayer of remembrance
Through lips of red petals
And a puddle of tears.


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(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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