Emerge by Yvette Lepolata Aduke Modestin
Yvette Lepolata Aduke Modestin

Yvette Lepolata Aduke Modestin

Writer/ Poet/ Activist/ Executive Director of Encuentro Diaspora Afro in Boston, MA
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EMERGE

How will we Emerge?

What will We create?
Art is Art
I use my pen to paint a different picture
Can we Emerge with Love?
Genuine, unconditional Love
Will we extend a hand without needing to receive?
Just give because the heart says so.
How will we emerge?
What will we create?
Will it spark the revolution that our soul searches for?
Will we use what we already have to keep winning on this journey we call Life?
How will we emerge?
I want to love the way I want to love,
To be free in my want to Be,
No judgement,
Just me Rising in my birth given light,
Loving Blackness
Being Blackness
Shining Blackness
How will we Emerge?
Life is short, Will we stop playing the ‘game’?
Say what you wanna say,
Do it with good intentions.
How will we Emerge?
What will we create?
Will we stop finding excuses that carry no moral gain?
My pen will regain comfort in its fearless cry.
My heart will slow down to feel the words.
How will we emerge?
What will the new normal in our community look like?
Less exclusion,
More truth,
More from the inside,
Less from what you show through materialistic eyes.
Will we see each other?
How will we emerge?
What will we create?
Creative healing,
Living spaces, where we address conflict as a place of growth.
How will we emerge in this world with fear at a high pitch?
Racism on full blast.
How will we emerge?
What do you believe in?
Can we find a common ground?
Strengthen self
Teachable moment
Authenticity
Show up!
Will we be healthier spiritually and mentally?
Will we move with more heart?
Will we listen to spirit?
Our ancestors prepared us for this,
Will we hold each other up?
Will we begin to stand in our truth fearlessly?
We already know why. Now the question is, what will we do about it?
How will we emerge?
 What will we create?
How will we Rise in these unpredictable times?
What will we learn?
My spirit needs movement,
My skin needs the sun.
How will we emerge?
What will we create?
Hopeful!
Will we touch gently?
I want to smell the scent in the air,
I want to walk barefooted on the grass.
 Con movimiento,
 Azucar!
I am going to hug you tight,
I will love hard and Unapologetically.
I love you.
Te quiero.
How will we emerge?
What will we create?
Will Babylon win?
Standing in light with the vibration of the ancestors
We will create a just society
We will rise up in our Jah given light.
We will emerge champions of our future.
We will create everything that rhymes with Love.
How will we emerge?
What will we create?
Many questions,
Now is Our time to answer collectively.
What is your answer?
How will WE emerge?
Today I am emerging with you in heart and mind Creating a space for us to build a world that sees us Together. March 17, 2020