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Infront The Whip

Updated on January 23, 2016

Um beh le, Um beh le
Um beh le, Um beh le
Slaves hum as they walk the plantation track
Sweating in the dark as the scars of the whip caress their backs
Barefoot they go, walking through stones and mud
Stumbling over fallen brothers, some still choking on their blood
Um beh leh, Um Beh leh
When Will our freedom be
Um beh leh, Um beh leh
Where is the black God to rescue me

Demons on horses, with lanterns at back and leading in front
Suddenly shouting echoes from the great house
A slave has ran, now there is a hunt
A game now has begun, dogs bark, horses rail, rifles mount
A slave who runs is a brave slave indeed
For if caught, he will surely be hung, or castrated from the seed
"Get on your knees, you filthy blacks"
Now the random beating has begun, women scream as the whip cracks
blood spew from the melanin rich flesh, many shaken and torn
Even the offspring are owned, before they are born
The children of slaves are not spared,as gators need to feed
Every black slave was made to suffer and bleed

How can you live with yourself, you couldn't be a human being
Slaving, raping and killing, in front and behind the scene
Take a good look at my melanin rich skin
There is a human being inside, there is a soul within
The only thought now left in my mind was the sad song we sing
Um beh leh, Um beh leh,
Um beh leh, Um beh leh
Lord, send us a messiah, our own Black King

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    • clivewilliams profile image

      Clive Williams 19 months ago from Nibiru

      hey frank, nice to hear from you sir

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      Frank Atanacio 19 months ago from Shelton

      Wow Clive this was a raw back breaking read.. poetry format added the chill of slavery.. well presented my friend, well written

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      Clive Williams 19 months ago from Nibiru

      Let the truth be told and let the oppressors recognize. It's time for all to wake up and open up their eyes.

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      Eric Dierker 19 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      What a disturbing piece, well done.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Clive, this is so very chilling. Your rhyming words sting the heart and minds, knowing they are true. It is a time for healing. We do not know if God/Jesus is black or white, or red like the Indian, or perhaps yellow skin. He loves all mankind. God bless you..