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Tribe of Adodi

from Nhojj Poetry Vol. 1 by Nhojj



I'd just moved to Chicago, and I was catching up with a good friend of mine. Bryan is one of those special people who I'd meet and felt like I'd known all my life. So when he suggested I travel to Detroit for a men's retreat, I jumped at the idea. 

When I got to the Adodi Spring Retreat, I discovered a room full of brothers just like Bryan… a room full of brothers just like me. Beautiful black men who loved men and celebrated themselves.

I wrote this poem after my initiation into this Brotherhood. Find out more at Adodi.org


I knocked…
You opened… Welcoming
I hesitated…
You waited… Understanding
I stepped in…
You smiled… Knowing
We would never be the same

I listened…
You spoke… Honestly
I watched…
You hugged… Openly
I relaxed…
You Accepted… Caring
We would never be the same

I opened…
You nodded… Approving
I smiled…
You laughed… Appreciating
I shared…
You shared… Acknowledging
We would never be the same

What else to do but sing? A sigh… sweet and soft. A memory of home where we were born. A star beyond this realm. We visit this planet from time to time and sometimes forget. Then moments like these flick a switch… and like grandma’s pinch…
We remember…
and the tears flow…

Now Spirit merges with Divinity and we soar beyond the shadows that overwhelm us here on earth. In our little utopia surrounded by nature and men who hold hands and kiss and shower each other with genuine love, dignity and Affirmation.

Our histories weave into one pattern. One robe we wear as we walk out onto the grass…

Walk out into the sunlight proudly my Brothers. Your robe is fit for a King because you are a King. A King from the tribe of Adodi… the tribe of men who Love men who Love men who Love men who Love men who Love men who Love men…
Love is eternal


from Nhojj Poetry Vol. 1, track released July 29, 2017
Written & performed by Nhojj
Contains sample of "Adam & Steve" by Nhojj


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Nhojj Orlando, Florida

Singer/songwriter and poet wading through the rivers of R&B, soul, jazz, and reggae.

My intention is to create sonic spaces where you can experience yourself through the lens of love and acceptance.

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