NYC 2013

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Photo Montage GLADIATORSuniteNYC2013- Video @ILuvOlitz Photos Liz Corney

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GMA May 14, 2013


A Poem by one of our International GLADIATORS that ROCKED the APOLLO!

Finding my heart at the Apollo
An original Poem by ‘Kego Onyido

Perhaps it was the voices of ancestors taken from us so long ago
Perhaps it was my own restless heart telling me to go
And so I simply arose and chose
To listen to the unsung songs of my soul
And I followed my beautiful soul sister Josie on the long road to the Apollo
Along with all my strong, wonderful, magnificent Scandal soul sisters
Outspoken, shy, gentle, mighty, powerful, passionate…Gladiators All!
Empowered souls, re-connecting, rising majestically from every past fall
We found ourselves together, with our spirits willing and our hearts bared open
And in these hallowed walls, I found a long-lost brother, Mr Billy Mitchell
Oh! What deep, painful and uplifting triumphant stories he had to tell
Beautiful stories of humble beginnings, of searing struggles and of happy endings
Stories of heroes and of sheroes, of poets, of dancers, of singers and of actors…
He told his story, he told our story—
He told the buried stories of our long forgotten ancestors.

Look at me, little me
It all finally makes sense
This unfinished journey to find my life’s essence
From the beautiful, broken, bruised heart of Africa, across oceans to Canada
Standing here now, in this moment, at the Apollo, the heartbeat of Harlem
Such a long way from my hometown, my little village of Amichi
It is so very bittersweet
That I who speak the language of Wall Street
And breathe the air of finance in a world shrouded in ego
Should find myself at this sacred place, the Apollo
Only to learn of a history so shameful, filled with dirty secrets and lies
Wall Street! Our shinning beacon of world power, trade and prosperity
Was built to hide away our collective shame of shackles and chains,
Anchored on foundations laid down with the sweat and tears and blood
Of beloved ancestors buried deep in hidden, abandoned, dishonored graves
And today, we learn to hold the future in trust for our unborn children
To bequeath to them the gift of education, the values of honour and integrity
And the courage to take on the challenges of life, to always stand up tall and fight!
I stand here, humbled, healed and finally home, as I find my heart
Beating safely, in the loving embrace of my scandal-soul-sisters, Gladiators Unite!

[Pending Copyright. ‘Kego Onyido. Written May 25, 2013]
More poems are available under the ‘Poetry and Prose’ section of the following blog:

Billy and Juliet


10 Responses to NYC 2013

  1. Romanita says:

    A very touching poem and a heartfelt message that fills every cell of the reader with hope for the future, gratitude for the endurance of the past, and empowerment for today. I feel blessed to have known you! Deep bow for your mission of Love and Light!

  2. Chinelo says:

    As always Jules, you write beautiful poems. Wonderful work of art.

  3. Cocola721 says:

    That poem summed up the entire event and our journey as soul-sisters finding our home and confirming our identity. It was ALL THAT and then some on level of we cannot even begin to articulate about.

  4. Myne Whitman says:

    This is a great poem, and fitting for a gladiator’s meetup. I love Scandal!

  5. Chika Mbah says:

    Jul, as always you sang from the heart. Keep it up. But I must say, this is simply great.

  6. Ijeamaka Umeigbo says:

    Waooohhh this is such an amazing poem. It brought tears to my eyes to see my own dear town Amichi mentioned. This is really inspiring. Please do keep it up Nne. Lovely piece

  7. Julie, I love this. Its so inspiring I wish and wish our kids can still get the best out the our Alma mata

  8. Vivien Offodile says:

    Wodnerful!!!! Juliet you are just amazing!

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