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Words of Marcus Mosiah Garvey
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Marcus Garvey - Ras Desta
The flow'r of a nation's strength

Had thrown their valour and their might

Against the charging hordes of death

In history's most unequal fight!

One man remained-the last of them-

To stand for Ethiopia:

All else surrendered, died or fled

But, he, the lion-hearted-Ras Desta.

Graziani, Italian butcher

Had valiant Desta quickly shot,

To seal his lips and tie his hands

In fear of what he called a plot.

With death of such a noble man,

A reign has passed to history;

But time will bring to us again

More men to fight for victory.

Words of Marcus Garvey