Fear ye not,
When the name you hear.
A culture it is, wide and beautiful.
From Benin the root to Haiti.
From Togo to Ghana,
From Nigeria to Cameroon.
From the north to the south
Across the rivers.

Fear yet not,
When a representation you see.
It means no harm.
Though they use it to hurt.

Fear ye not,
Voodoo at the root,
A culture, an expression,
A language, a bond.

Fear ye not,
When the culture they celebrate,
For confusion it might bring.

Remember at the root,
Voodoo a culture,
An expression, a bond.
Wide and beautiful.

Paterne Freeman Shadowriter, Self a Universe, Poetry Volume

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