I am the bird ~I am the bee ~ I am the tall mahogany tree. I am the buffalo ~I am the bear ~I am the hawk’s sharpened stare. I am the hard shrub in the field ~the red grass beneath the sea ~I am the Nile ‘s papyrus reed ~the man with a wild spirit within. I am the paper ~I am the ink ~I am that word that puts your mind at ease. I am the Afrikan child with smile of the sun ~I am that dark dancer feet stumping to tha beat of the drum. I am that sweet reggae song that you sing ~I am that cool feeling when you dip your feet in a stream. I am the beauty beneath your skin ~the mystery undeneath the pyramid ~I am the joy you fee inside ~I am the hope you see in the most darkness of night!!