[Poems by Maxine Bryant in response to the slave memorial site visits during the 2013 TRRR Ghana visit]
My journey to Egypt transformed my theology.
My pilgrimage to Ghana transformed me!
My feet touched Mother Earth and carried me to the river
Where my ancestors had their last bath. – the thought made me shiver!
The fear that must have plagued their heart
Gripped my soul as on the soil I stood planted
Transcended for a moment – unable to depart
From the flood of memories – there I was granted
a gift from God who allowed me to bask in the presence
Of the sprints of my ancestors – a moment of reverence