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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

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 3/15/2015 10:31:00 PM
Such heartfelt pain, April, wonderful write. Blessings Eve
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Date: 9/21/2013 8:23:00 AM
This inspired a poem I will begin right now.
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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.
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Date: 8/13/2013 5:59:00 AM
Wow....this is very very powerful!!!! Awesome imagery and expressions of strong emotions here...a fav!!
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April Mitchell
Date: 8/14/2013 12:02:00 AM
Well thank you very much!glad you enjoyed!Mr.Pace
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
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April Mitchell
Date: 8/12/2013 3:32:00 PM
thank you!
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
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April Mitchell
Date: 8/8/2013 10:30:00 PM
thank you very much!
Date: 8/8/2013 10:35:00 AM
i love it!
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April Mitchell
Date: 8/8/2013 12:21:00 PM
thank you very much!
Date: 8/8/2013 7:13:00 AM
You have succeeded, I felt every word. Well done!
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April Mitchell
Date: 8/8/2013 12:21:00 PM
Thank you very much!Glad i succeeded!hahaha
Date: 8/7/2013 4:46:00 PM
I get this too strongly. This was a very powerful piece. Fierce ending.
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April Mitchell
Date: 8/7/2013 6:44:00 PM
thank you very much!i try to make the readers feel every word that i write!
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.
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April Mitchell
Date: 8/7/2013 6:45:00 PM
oh yes so sad!and very prevalent!thanks for the words!
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
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April Mitchell
Date: 8/6/2013 12:13:00 PM
thanks for the review!