Friday, February 14, 2020
"I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys"
"Solomon and Sheba"
We think of our Judeao-Christian origins in a modern context;
the ancient world was not anglo-saxon, indeed,
There was no much thing.
The sacred texts speak of a history of people that may closely resemble
The African-American people of today.
For all the migrations, trading and diplomacy that was conducted around the Sea
of the Mediterranean, Mideast and Africa the people of the archaic world was gloriously shaded
in tones of brown and black.
Race is a modern political invention created to rationalize oppression of one people to another.
To steal and to use in European-Christian ordained "manifest destiny".
On this valentines day let us recognize love is universal,
That we are a human family
And see in truth all our shades of skin as just that, as women we are all:
"I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the Valley"
copyright T. Truesdale 1980