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Faces & Voices 5
An Anthology
of Verse and Prose

the Composition
for Honours Class,
Howard University,

E. R. B

Faces & Voices 4


Maya Edmondson
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Major: International Business/Marketing
Email: stonieg@hotmail.com

I see with the eyes of millions.
I feel with the heart of my ancestors. 
The past I know.
I feel it in my soul.
I dance because Iím free to dance
The millions told me so.
I sing with the voice of Africa
And shout from the lips of America.
My song is ambrosia sweet
It is the song of My liberty.
My chains are broken
Those chains upon my spirit
You see, Iím no longer in bondage
My restraints are now unfettered.
Some would say Iím not truly free
Iím held down by mental slavery.
But I know One who holds the key
I know the ones who fought for me.
My heart rejoices in my indulgence
It is for that I sing.

© 2001 Maya Edmondson

© 2001 Howard University.
(First Published in limited print edition, An Anthology of Verse and Prose, by the Composition for Honours Class, Howard University, Spring 2001. Professor E.R. Braithwaite)
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