Matthias Pantaleon

(August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

Negro Spiritual


My father was a man
The type men look up to
He was more than a man; he was a comrade
Never found wanting in combat
He was more than a comrade
He was a knight; a light
Too bright for night to hide
And he knew ours songs
The songs from our bush village
Sang them heartily; because he knew
The story of our people lives in those lines
And he knew them by heart
Cause he was a hearty fellow
Who sang the Negro spiritual like no other in our clan

Submitted: Saturday, June 01, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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