Black Family Reunion
Because we have forgotten our ancestor,
our children no longer give us honor.
Because we have lost the
path our ancestors cleared knelling in
perilous undergrowth, our children cannot find their way.
Because we have banished
the God of our ancestors, children
Because we have abandoned
our wisdom of mothering and fathering,
our befuddled children give birth to children they neither want nor
Because we have forgotten
how to love, the adversary is within
gates, and holds up to the mirror of the world, shouting, ìRegard the
Therefore, we pledge to bind ourselves to one another
To embrace our lowliest,
To educate our illiterate,
To feed our starving,
To clothe our ragged,
To do all good things, knowing that we are more than keepers of
our brothers and sisters. We are our brothers and sisters.
In honor of those who toiled and implored God with golden
tongues, and in gratitude to do the same God who brought us out of hopeless
We make this pledge.
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