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A SLave's Cry

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A SLave's Cry

Stranded in this place
I cannot recognize
Abandoned and lonely
No one hears my cries
AS i walk through this wasteland
Of wilderness and desolation
I am consumed with anguish
I walk this road with hesitation
On every turn that i come upon
The is more pain than at the last turn
Agony and torment spews from my pores
With every step i take more pain i earn
Until i am enveloped with grief
Buried alive on my feet
Dirt in my eyes,nose,mouth,and lungs
I throw up my flag of defeat
Each painful blow leaves behind a deep gash
That is constantly reopened never able to heal
Infection has now set into my heart
Slashes and scars on my body reveals the detail
Of the despair embedded deep in my soul
That tells a tale of a soul so lost
A soul wandering through this wilderness
A tale of what being born black cost

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  1. Date: 9/21/2013 8:23:00 AM
    This inspired a poem I will begin right now.

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 8:30:00 PM
    Wow is right! being born black during slavery jewish; especially around the world wars muslim now in America or anyone who is 'different' You nailed it.

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 5:59:00 AM
    Wow....this is very very powerful!!!! Awesome imagery and expressions of strong emotions here...a fav!!

    Mitchell Avatar April Mitchell
    Date: 8/14/2013 12:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well thank you very much!glad you enjoyed!Mr.Pace
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 5:57:00 AM
    Struggle never ends; colour and creed still measure the contents of humanity, use words as whip dear, strongly written

    Mitchell Avatar April Mitchell
    Date: 8/12/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you!
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:29:00 PM
    Obvious pain here, a darkness, very interesting. You pack a big punch in your words here! MC

    Mitchell Avatar April Mitchell
    Date: 8/8/2013 10:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very much!
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 10:35:00 AM
    i love it!

    Mitchell Avatar April Mitchell
    Date: 8/8/2013 12:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very much!
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 7:13:00 AM
    You have succeeded, I felt every word. Well done!

    Mitchell Avatar April Mitchell
    Date: 8/8/2013 12:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much!Glad i succeeded!hahaha
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 4:46:00 PM
    I get this too strongly. This was a very powerful piece. Fierce ending.

    Mitchell Avatar April Mitchell
    Date: 8/7/2013 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very much!i try to make the readers feel every word that i write!
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 8:59:00 AM
    April, powerful adjectives placed in time and space on a period of human misery. Too bad it still exists in parts of the world hidden and occupied by tyrants.

    Mitchell Avatar April Mitchell
    Date: 8/7/2013 6:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    oh yes so sad!and very prevalent!thanks for the words!
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:47:00 PM
    "A tale of what being born black cost" I feel your pain... love and big hugs my friend, Jack xox

    Mitchell Avatar April Mitchell
    Date: 8/6/2013 12:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks for the review!