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"Words Of Captive Slaves: We are Somebody"
"Words Of captive Slaves: We are Somebody"
"Words Of captive Slaves: We are Somebody''
We didn't ask to be brought to a land of hypocrisy, slavery and fear.
Yet. the insane act of our captors are still unclear.
But, I know that we are somebody
The sun's rays has bronzed our skin so nicely dark and tan.
You're pale and to get our skin color, you must roast in the sand.
I have nothing on this earth to fear, because we're somebody
And God is always there.
All I know is, we are somebody
When we both get cut or bruised on our hand or head
Both our blood still runs bright red.
When we was hungry for food, you made us eat with the animals
And sometimes we didn't get no food at all.
But Our dignity and integrity made us stands tall.
Whether we stand or whether we fall.
I know that we are somebody
You took advantage of our black women and made them bear your children against their will
And the thought of them birthing black and white picka - ninnies gave them chills.
We are somebody
Even though I might not be with my family, that I love so dear, it's clear
That they freed me from my constant fear.
We are somebody
Like animals you sold us, this terrible act we want forget
Even though you belittle us every chance that you get.
You will never break our spirit of true grit
But, we are somebody.
Sometimes, we may not feel like even living our life
But all you did for us was give us the extra will to fight.
Although, we're in chains, our minds are free to know, we are somebody.
Even though, you took me from my mother land, Africa
Where I was content to live
You took me as a slave against my will.
You brought me to America balled and chained
You brought me to a country of hard work, misery and pain.
But it still remains the same, we are somebody
You made us bow down and work your fields
And if we resisted, you were ready for the kill.
Even bound and lock down with chains, I know freedom is still our aim.
Because we are somebody.
When the good Lord and master gave us a heart that beat and lungs to breathe and a mind to think.
And never the word that we can't
Let's me know without a doubt that we are somebody.
Benny Faye Douglass (C) Copyright 2011