Treasure Island

Sambanath Denis


The Cotton Picker


Picking the cotton, pick pick pick!
Sharp prickles cut my hands,
Blood leaves my palms quick, quick quick!
My heart pangs for a lost home-land,
Tears hug my cheeks, drip drip drip!
I put my pain away, hide my eyes,
Keep working, lest I am whip, whip whipped!

Submitted: Saturday, August 02, 2014

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I was looking online for some inspiration and I found some info about cotton pickers. It was really useful and it helped me write this poem inspired by the Cotton Pickers.

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