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Centre for Pan African Thought

CRITICAL THINKING AND INTELLECTUALISM

A social enterprise that is building a collection of writings and videos from the leading Pan African thinkers

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1000women

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An online campaign that champions the voice of marginalised women of colour, based in London. 1000 women was set up to tell the stories and hear the voices behind the numbers

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Reflections On Being Aware And Being Free

Poems

Two poems from Theresa Hammond

I DID NOT KNOW

I did not know the sky was blue, I did not know. I did not know the clouds, could move I did not know.

I did not know the sun could dance, I did not know. I did not know the sun was there, I did not know.

I did not know the trees could breathe, I did not know. I did not know the rain was so powerful, I did not know.

I did not know the birds could sing or, that they sang to me I did not know.

I did not know the moon could change shape, I did not know. I did not know the sea was alive, I did not know.

I did not know love could be so painful, I did not know. I did not know love could be so rich, I did not know.

I did not know living could be so hard, I did not know. I did not know living could be SO BEAUTIFUL, I DID NOT KNOW.

I DID NOT KNOW I HAD CHOICES, I DID NOT KNOW,

I KNOW NOW………………………………………………………………

 

©Theresa Hammond (February 2017)

 

IF I COULD FLY

If, I had wings I would say good bye and fly.

If, only I could fly, I would fly high up………… up into the sky.

If, I could fly, I would flap my wings and fly over the clouds, mountains, sea, trees, people, people like me. If,

I could fly, I would travel the world, feel the wind but never feel the cold. If,

I could fly, I could see the beauty all around me, seeing that we are all different living in the same world not yours nor, mine but the divine.

If, I could fly, I would feel free, free as a bird spreading my wings and sing, sing, sing.

If, I could fly, I would look down, down into the sea, into the ocean, into the rain feeling your pain.

If, I could fly, I would choose you, to be by my side, seeing what I see and to be my guide.

If I could fly, high into the trees, just look up wave, and……………. you will see me.

 

© Theresa Hammond (March 2017 )

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