Our pride was taken
Our fate was decided
Our lives was meaningless
We suffered for no reason.
We were separated from our families
We were sold like a piece of clothing
We became slaves due to debts,food and servitudes.
We were beaten, starved, whipped and tortured
We wore chains as if it were the Royal jewelries
We were murdered without a second thought.
Our females were raped and molested
To satisfy their sexual urge
We dare not disobey orders
We dare not make our own choices.
We sailed on sea waters day after day
Dying of starvation and malnutrition
Anyone who didn't survive the sailing
was thrown into the sea.
Surviving the voyage was our horror
We were trapped in bondage against our will
Our legs,hands and mouth were in shackles
We lie cupped against one another like spoons.
Our masters were just too cruel to humanity
They hated us with passion
They treated us like we were nothing
Animals were better of than us.
They hated our skin and existence.
We were rode on like horses
Toiling night and day like ants
Having no rest whatsoever
Making us walk naked like a mad human.
But now! The struggle is over
Look at my hands, I'm free!
Free like an eagle soaring high
Free from slavery and captivity.
Yes! Free from the life I didn't choose
Free from the years of punishment
Free from the years of suffering for no cause.
Oh Yes! I'm free!
My worst nightmare is gone!
© Rita Oyewale 08|18
Copyright © Rita Oyewale | Year Posted 2018
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