Cradle of Humanity

Cradle of Humanity

A Poem by Tate Morgan

How is it that the continent from which we all must have come Is only now finding freedom out from under a despots thumb


photo by Dan Heller

In the twenty first century

freedom looks to finally find

The cradle of humanity

come to test the ties that bind


How is it that the continent

from which we all must have come

Is only now finding freedom

out from under a despots thumb


We have surely come full circle

circumnavigating the world

Bringing us back where we began

while enlightenment is unfurled


The masses cry out for relief

they ache for the chance to breathe free

They want self determination

all deserve it as much as me


We lend our hearts to Africa

let them hear voices cry aloud

That they may know we weep for them

in suffering they may stand proud



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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
It is the one place we all can say touches us all.We all have our roots in the African nation.
May they find peace and freedom.

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Oh my gosh, Tate. I could not love this piece more! Out of all the nations, Africa has a very special place in my heart. I came incredibly close to joining the peace corp several years ago because of my passion for the people, culture and what they suffer daily. What is sad, is the pictures we see in National Geographic, the images of crying children that flash across our television screens, is the truth. At times our eyes do not betray us and what is happening every moment in Africa lives with me. Illness, starvation, slavery, persecution, murder...the list goes on and on. Incredible poem, Tate. Really, really, really.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Really loved this poem...not because you are the only one who submitted but because you said all right. thanks so much.- AFRICA!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

thank you so much

Posted 9 Years Ago

Wow, your poems present such meaning inside meaning. Its craazy and you just make me want to write more of what i have to give. Loved it - Siena

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is beautiful. My church went on a mission trip to Africa and it was life changing to say the least to the ones that visited. Yes, I agree, may they find freedom and peace.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Africa has come a long way given what her people have been through. What amazes me is that though we weep or suffer pangs of hunger due to numerous circumstances, we still hold our heads high and when celebrations and festivals are nigh, we beat the drums and dance till dawn. I love this poem because it depicts the reality of what Africans endure and how their pain and grief is felt by most.
Africa dares to be beautiful, her people soldier on and maybe that's why Africa keeps going. Awesome piece Tate, really awesome!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Everywhere deserves freedom, though I feel the way the world is trying to make that happen isn't exactly the best. Truly inspirational poem.


Posted 10 Years Ago

I wish for peace and freedom for all of us, no one should have special priviledges and no one should have to suffer. I hope freedom is returned to these people.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Tate, you have penned a beautiful truth here. An extremely touching piece.

Posted 10 Years Ago

really touching, song goes perfect with the poem, really one of my favorites

Posted 10 Years Ago

It's remains a triumph whenever the shackles of oppression are smashed.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on February 25, 2011
Last Updated on June 12, 2013
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