Festival of dreams

Inhabitants of villages in the darkness
of a dark continent
of black people
with dark hopes
in the city of lights for the first time
the mesmerizing effects
make a people feel guilty
for staining the bedazzling sight
with their inferior skin and identity
they wonder
if there’s space in the light
for the black
somewhere in the masses
stands a little black boy
blind to critics, racists,
politics,  and all the ‘tics
ticking obstacles into his path
to the top
in his heart
a big festival of dreams
and possibilities
that out of ashes
shall rise beauties and the great


18 responses to “Festival of dreams”

  1. Wow!!! So heartfelt and profound. Amazing piece, Benjamin . Brilliant .๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Thank you so much, Grace. I deeply appreciate the feedback. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Beautifully written Benjamin. Thereโ€™s always hope for a new beginning.

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    1. Yes, Sadje. So true. There is always hope for a new beginning. Thank you so much.

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      1. Youโ€™re always welcome my friend

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  3. Oh, my! This is so heartfelt and touching, Benjamin. I ditto Sadje’s comment that there is always hope for new beginnings.๐Ÿ’•

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜Š Yes, Eugenia, there’s always hope for new beginnings.

      Thanks for the feedback and thanks for sharing such a powerful picture prompt.

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  4. It’s never too late to rise once more. Beautifully written.

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    1. Thanks, Pooja. You are right. We must stay optimistic no matter what stands in our way.

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  5. If we could all be so blind to the politics and tricks we could see ourselves worthy of all the opportunities out there. As usual nice job Benjamin!

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    1. Thanks, Janice. ๐Ÿ’• Thanks for stopping by and leaving an insightful comment.

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  6. Very thoughtful and inspiring.

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    1. Thanks so much, Eunice. I deeply appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my pieces.

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      1. The pleasure is mine.


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