From the Archives: "People" by Reggie Kyere

You people
Am people
We all people.

You Fante
am Asante

You Kusasi
am Mamprusi

You Ewe
am Dagomba

You Akan
we people of this Oman

You singer
am poet

We could do a duet,
something like Samini
and Maya Angelou

We people
so maybe a "colabo"

You tower
am dwarf

You cool
and me too.

So don't you slam
the door on me

Or eject my things
through the window

Hold me in your eyes
with desire

And don't let hate
kill your libido

Press your body's
easy weight on me

So I can feel your breath
on my breast

Squeeze me tight, don't let
your honey-hands go to rest

Lest we be separated
by people, who ain't people
cause we people.

Old poems at OGOV don't die, but live on in our archives! Every once in a while we will dust one off for our newer readers to enjoy. "People" was orginally published on OGOV on January 31st, 2009.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really like the idea and the beginning and the end. Well done to make the point. I felt some of that middle part were too forced, loose or otherwise corny.

But we need more messages like that in the world - Yes. We are people.
Even those aren't.