The Bluebloods have captured our lands
Bleeding dry its lifeline
When the Earth was strong they came in and owned
The Bluebloods came with their powers
And took the fertile soil
To uproot and plant new ways
They planted different fruits
fruits that bled
exposing ruptured flesh and veins like shredded tyres
and the blue eyes
squint from the glitz of the blood diamond.
Twanda Rolle is a teacher-poet and an artist. She believes she truly has to live again because her passions also include music and life is too short for these pursuits. Twanda has received an award for her poetry as well as a certificate for art.