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FREEDOM (SLAVERY) 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

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