A poem of the Black-American experience.

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black.

cramped on ships

stung by whips

prayers pressed through lips

black.

never see home again

a new land filled with hateful men

your skin already condemned

black.

your body does not belong to you

forget everything you ever knew

all of the others are hurting too

black.

bodies for sale

are you strong or frail

they took all the healthy males

black.

english beaten into your mind

our bondage was designed

on our suffering, they dined

black.

daughters raped

can we escape

families forever reshaped

black.

one hundred years pass.

black.

another hundred years pass. …

About

Soler Bean

Writer. Womanist. Worrier. Alliteration Enthusiast. Abolitionist. Activist. #AllBlackLivesMatter

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