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The following poem is from my book Poetry & Wisdom.

Where did you go

Mighty Marcus

Where’s your dreams

Where’s your hopes

We watched in admiration

When you were in your prime

We cheered and joined up

For the Black Star Line

You gave us hope

You gave us pride

We flaunted our African identity

And never tried to hide

Well, where did you go


Marcus Garvey

You made us stand tall

With pride on our face

We listened eagerly

When you said

“Up You Mighty Race”

We looked to Africa

We looked for a Black king

Because your words told us

That we were something

From Jamaica to Africa

You made the Negro world rise

How we loved it

Rastas said you prophesized

Well, where are you Marcus?

You said you went home

Home to make Africa free

So that all of Africa may know

The Honorable Marcus Garvey

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) is a Guyanese born Pan-Africanist, author, and law student.

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