When Will You Come Home

by Toris Okotie

Children of the blessed womb 
blood of the royal role 
A time so long 
Slaves you were 

With prayers of tears 
And men so brave 
Through the Underground Railroad 
Free men you became 

In a foreign land 
You've painted it black 
Where, once you were Negro's. 
A journey so long 
some brave ones died 
and now they smile 
to see you free. 

The bells of Africa; echoes 
Waiting for your return 
With fist and festivals 
We'll welcome you home. 
Home: to your Motherland.

When Will You Come Home by Toris Okotie

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