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Let's Be Friends

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 9:43 AM

Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.


in honor of Kwanzaa's 3rd day, Ujima, i am sharing one of my favorite poem's with you. enjoy.
~*~


A Poem Of Friendship
by Nikki Giovani

We are not lovers
because of the love
we make
but the love
we have

We are not friends
because of the laughs
we spend
but the tears
we save

I don't want to be near you
for the thoughts we share
but the words we never have
to speak

I will never miss you
because of what we do
but what we are
together



(collective work. it's a family affair, baby.)

4 Response to 'Let's Be Friends'

  1. Ananda Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/12/lets-be-friends.html?showComment=1230505860000#c8875959009857941900'> Sunday, December 28, 2008 3:11:00 PM

    Beautiful post. Tyou. Habari Ghani. Ujima!

     

  2. LaTonya Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/12/lets-be-friends.html?showComment=1230512520000#c8970784469271645960'> Sunday, December 28, 2008 5:02:00 PM

    Inspiring, Sis! Thank you.

     

  3. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/12/lets-be-friends.html?showComment=1230563220000#c1306160830813747870'> Monday, December 29, 2008 7:07:00 AM

    Love that poem, Nikki Giovanni, and especially you. Happy Kwanza, love.

     

  4. Christina Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/12/lets-be-friends.html?showComment=1231343460000#c8688156570123560465'> Wednesday, January 07, 2009 7:51:00 AM

    This has always been a favorite. Again, thank you for the road to her. ; ) Please keep your fingers crossed for me.

    xxoo