Friday, 22 January 2016

THE LIFE OF SLAVES


It wasnt enough that they took away their freedom
It wasnt enough that they bound their wrists and ankles
It wasnt enough that they called them crude names
It wasnt enough that the called them slaves
It wasnt enough that they abused their women
It wasnt enough that they stripped their men of their pride
It just wasnt enough!
Wearing rags or nothing
They put them on a wooden stage
They auctioned them
Spitting out prices
Mocking their very existence
Erasing whatever dignity they had left
They drew symbols on them
Ugly markings that carried meaning
They labelled them slaves
They treated them like animals
They spat on them
And whipped them at will
This was the life they now lived
The life of slaves
Plowing from sunrise to sunset
Like a thousand yoke of oxen
Fed like dogs
No rights
No opinions
No freedom
This was the life they now lived
The life of slaves


By Sylvia Chika
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