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African Brother

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Who was the villain
When it all began
Some fair-haired stranger
From a faraway land

Or the African brother
Selling his neighbor away
In exchange of whatever
The fair-haired stranger would pay
For the brutal betrayal
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COMMENTS
AB Faniki 15 September 2019
Greed has always have a hand in some of the worst crime commiditted by mankind. Thanks 4 sharin
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Terry Dawson 14 April 2018
Human nature is the villain. Great poem, James!
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Shirley Hanley 03 January 2010
Who indeed... for we are all brothers/sisters under the skin... are we not?
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Breanna Givens 01 April 2009
reading this poem made me think, it was very delightful.... keep writing
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Cindy Kreiner Sera 30 March 2009
After reading, one can only come to the conclusion that nothing has changed. Man is a 'sale' waiting to happen, easily swayed, at whatever price, no end in sight... We sell ourslves into the bargain. Good write....Cindy
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Bernard Ceasar 17 September 2008
Thanks for the comment on my poem-I really like this piece-African Brother-it reminds me of a poem that I wrote called Have We Overcome-it talks about how we african-americans place blame on others when really we are our own/biggest enemy(ies) .
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Ashraful Musaddeq 11 September 2008
A touchy composition. Nice.
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Bob Blackwell 06 September 2008
But that does not justify, as they are both wrong.
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Michael Shepherd 30 August 2008
It's a small spiritual consolation - but - anyone who sells his brother or sister into slavery has already sold his own soul into slavery - and worse than slavery, shame and degradation...
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Asia Joseph 19 August 2008
also goong back to what dude said, yes it is present in the bible and what color do think joseph and his brother were? i wish this site had a discussion board
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