K'Shema Francis wows poetry clubs with 'Black Unity' Featured

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Respected broadcast journalist K'Shema Francis has quickly gained a reputation for her poetic writing abilities. Known for her free-flowing verse, passionate voice and her great wit on issues of race and class discrimination, she has emerged as one of the fiercest young voices on the poetry scene in Jamaica. Below is her poem, Black Unity.  



Gone are the days we wore shackles and chains

Yet today, we bare the pain,

Of haunted memories, torture and slayings of our ancestors

We fight against each other for personal gain

Because some of us still remain the same


Mentally enslaved,

Too afraid to free the mind

Too afraid to go in search of because of what we may find

 Too afraid to embrace our beautiful black skin

Are we too afraid to win?


For too long we have taken a back seat

For too long we have accepted defeat

Look within, regain that passion and pride

Black people it’s our time to glide


So up you mighty race!

This fight we shall face

Uplift yourself with knowledge and education

Let’s end this cycle of degradation!!!


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