“The Weeping Time” and De Gullah/Geechee Ooman

by

Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com)

©2014 All Rights Reserved.  Do not reproduce without citation.

As my ancestors walked out that morning, they had no words to say

They were unsure why they all were being taken out that day.

Marched away from a plantation that they had reshaped to be home here

To be stood again at a place where no one seemed to care.

When the first mother saw her child taken and stood on the auction block

Her heart could not beat in its syncopated rhythm due to the shock!

She had prayed that this day would never come for her children or for her again.

She fell onto her knees and cried out to the sky because on earth she had no friend.

As she shook and bowed, her tears hit the ground

That is when heaven heard the sound

And…

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