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Faith and Hope

A tribute to slavery:

Sweat dripping to my weary and feeble knees!
Please master! Please! Don't make me pick 
cotton in the summers heat! Please!

No get back to work you jerk !
I'm the master! Your the slave! Behave!

No! Please master! Please!

No! I said no! Go! let some more sweat 
drip to your knees! Then I'll be pleased!

Off I goes to the secret gathering under the shade
of the trees--Kneeling,Praying with dirt,twigs and dead
leaves under my knees.We sing songs of hope and faith.

OH the whip has scared my flesh.
OH the whip has scared my soul.
OH lord hear my cry else I'll die
young and not old,take control
At last guide my soul,at last guide my cold 
to your warm kingdom,to your warm hold
to your glorious kingdom, burden free free free
OH at last guide me, to your kingdom of heavenly---

We all singed the song, young and old,an attempt
to uplift our weary and dreary in times of scary.
Tho freedom seemed far tho hell seemed near me,
Prayer in the beautiful black night evoked
healing angels near me. 

A slaves cry attracted the angels eye


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  1. Date: 12/14/2012 4:00:00 PM
    Speechless!!!! Awesome job!!! :-)

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 12:08:00 PM
    i enjoyed the power and truth in ur poetry. A unique arrangement. *smiles* Ron

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 3:24:00 PM
    Elliott, you have a lot of talent and I'm sure you've been told it. Your style of writing is quite different to my own, but the difference is good. When it comes to anything artistic, our own style needs to be developed because it is our own and nobody else's. You stay with writing poetry, but do change here to HEAR which goes with EAR. ha ha Best wishes.

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 12:54:00 AM
    Creative song! No matter how tough these slaves have it they hold onto their faith and their hope of a heavenly kingdom to come. The ending made me feel a lot better. No more suffering <3

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 12:06:00 AM
    "Wow, Elliot such a heartfelt moment and passion behind your words here love it!!!!!! Carma"

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 10:17:00 PM
    Powerful and moving, truly poetry from the soul Elliott. The emotions are truly painful in this, but the last line is uplifting. Thanks for sharing.