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Chains of Slavery

Updated on March 8, 2010



Where did i begin my journey

It was an ordeal i cannot forget

Circled by brutal and wicked men

Taken to the cape coast castle

A journey embarked with one way ticket

Who am i in an unknown land

Brutality is the order of the day

Masters the owners of slaves

Toiled with chains all over me

Dreams of cape coast my daily food

In the cotton field where life was meaningless

Memories of the tick sound of waves

As masters surround me with mocks

The journey to the great beyond

The journey from cape coast castle

A brutal ship propelled by whites for men in black

Sold by my own kinsmen for vision unknown

My religion is another master

Blinded by misinterpretation of love

A significance of the days on board

While the chains of wickedness engulfed me

Who am i and where is my root

Paid for my freedom that i will live

Chains of slavery,a wicked act of men

Brutality by the Babylonians upon Zion.

The memories of my past is my dread

The field of cotton toiled with bare hands

The hot iron stamp on my back as a mark

A mark of brutality against the unknown

The chains of slavery all over Caribbean

From Africa, down to Europe and America

I wish i can trace my root no matter the cost

But even if i do not ever get to know where i began

I still have to ask and will always ask this question till i die

I know that i might not ever get a clue or an answer

Tell me if it is a sin to be black and to own a diamond field

Tell me if it is a hard luck to own an oil wheel

Am i not a man and a brother?


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    • Rossimobis profile image

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 7 years ago from Biafra

      I have got enough A(s) to enable me graduate.Thanks to you Micky.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Thanks again Rossimobis- a sad story told well.

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      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 7 years ago from Biafra

      Yes of course, it is sad but what will be will always be.Thanks for stopping by.

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      Phoebe Pike 7 years ago

      This is a really interesting hub. It's sad, but at the same time it's inspiring.