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My Garifuna -> Garifuna 101

TEARS OF MY ANCESTORS

12/06/04
By: Cheryl Noralez
The tears of my ancestors are falling upon me,
The wail of their cries, echoes in my ear.

The disillusion of hopelessness burns through my eyes;
Their pain, I feel deep inside my heart.

Help me wipe away their tears with knowledge, awareness
And the love that we have for our Garifuna heritage.

Let us give them hope!
That their spirit may never be forgotten.

Let us be the beacon in which their light will shine.
Extending our hands to each other,
Reaching out to our Garifuna Brothers and Sisters.

Great ancestors weep not no more,
Your Garifuna people will persevere!

The unexplainable link that we have towards each other,
Is one that is strong and cannot be easily broken.

So dry those tears my great ancestors!
Weep not, Weep not, Weep not no more!

If you have any comments, please feel free to write to: mamagapg@yahoo.com
Other Articles By Cheryl Noralez
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04/20/05 Garifuna Forum 2005 Thank You Letters
02/17/05 GARIFUNA ORIGINS PART 1: THE ARAWAK
01/28/05 GARIFUNA LIFE IN LOS ANGELES
01/14/05 HIV AND AIDS IN THE GARIFUNA COMMUNITY
01/12/05 ACCEPTING OUR DIFFERENCES
12/26/04 MY GREAT GARIFUNA FATHER
12/26/04 I AM A GARIFUNA CHILD
12/16/04 PRESERVING THE WANARAGUA TRADITION
12/09/04 RECLAIMING OUR HERITAGE
11/30/04 The Garinagu Presence in Central America
11/23/04 THE ESSENCE OF GARIFUNA
11/16/04 DID YOU KNOW Part 2
11/08/04 LOS ANGELES GARINAGU DIVIDED
11/04/04 HUDUTU THE FOOD OF SLUMBER!
11/02/04 GARIFUNA WAGIA!
11/01/04 SETTLEMENT DAY REMEMBRANCE
11/01/04 WHEN I DIE
10/31/04 Shall I Be A Garifuna Today or Shall I Not?
10/28/04 11 GARIFUNA FACTS THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW
10/28/04 The Garifuna Mis-education of the Web






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