African Brother Poem by James B. Earley

African Brother

Rating: 3.1


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
Of his own damned kin
Has anything changed
Since the original sin

Who was the villain
........When it all...began

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
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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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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