Down Like America

Poem by Kandle Jones

Down like roots of a tree
down like ancestors be-questing
down deep like hope love and peace
down is a creative positivity
down like cookies and ice cold milk
down like civil rights for real
down is an optimistic chill pill
down like four flat black tires
down like women and men who fight fires
down like courage to inquire
down is keep going even when tired
down like rain that will fall
down like bone pain that fore calls
down like prophecy warning us all
where there’s smoke there’s fire be strong stand tall
down like sweet potato pie
down like parks and roller coaster rides
down like city and country mountain sides
down like America, home for many tribes.

©1-8-1998 Kandle Publishing, Charlotte, NC USA.

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