#neverforget #alwaysremember (In celebration of Black History Month)
BY UCHENNA UMEH, MD
(In celebration of Black History Month)
They came from the African coasts
from the Motherland…
Aunts and uncles, yours and mine.
See the furrowed brows,
Hear their anguished voices
Listen to the wailing from the depths of their hearts;
the unborn, the children, the youth, the grown.
Their pain, oh, the pain!
I feel it, fresh as it were today.
Our wounds, bleeding like yesterday
Our scars, never healing
Different, yet same.
The anguish in her furrowed brows
The cramps in his tired limbs
The cries from babes at the breast
The torment that knows no end
Suffering and wondering, where is God?
Praying, is this life?
Lives still in limbo
Thoughts still displaced
Hearts still bleeding
Minds still unknowing…
Today like always, we remember, we never forget.
Dr. Umeh is a board-certified pediatrician in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Nigeria and trained in the U.S., she served in the U.S. Air Force for four years as Lt-Col., was honorably discharged, and now dedicates her life and her voice to creating awareness for mental health issues in children, teens and young adults, especially in the minority community. www.teenalive.com. Ph: 802-768-1180