Ralph O'Grantson

Rookie - 9 Points (27th march / Ghana)

Hurt - Poem by Ralph O'Grantson

i have to go back
they render too many lashes to my back
the chains and shackles bind me
on this foreign land i cannot be me
i toil to quench their hunger
but i work in anguish and hunger
the forceful sex they always want
never bothering what i want
a mixed race offspring
they mix the race of our offspring
im a female slave
a poor African slave


Comments about Hurt by Ralph O'Grantson

  • David Gerardino (7/12/2012 11:03:00 AM)

    but i work in anguish and hunger, , , , , , , , , , , , this is very powerfull....................great poem, i can see your words... (Report)Reply

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  • Kaila George (6/26/2012 6:16:00 PM)

    If I were you I would heed what Mr Romeo Della Valle says, he can see what others cannot, if you have him in your comments then you are what he says, rich in talent, vibrant in what you say, you deserve his complaiments and praise. I think its a wonderful write on how you express yourself, and yes people can be forceful at times, hurts alot I know. (Report)Reply

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  • Claudia Krizay (11/14/2011 1:10:00 AM)

    okay but I don't understand (Report)Reply

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  • Romeo Della Valle (10/23/2011 1:08:00 PM)

    Amazing! A powerful outburst of the heart, Ralph! Your great poetic talent is so clearly shown through this well penned and poignant write that you must keep it up! 10+++ Well deserved! I honestly like your strength and potential shown in this fantastic, rich in imagery and fine texture write! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City... (Report)Reply

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  • Vipins Puthooran (10/23/2011 12:17:00 PM)

    Oh, it's a sad poem.. Poignant write, ,
    Well written my friend, , it touched my heart, ,
    If you like to read some of my poems regarding this theme, then plz read
    1) freedom
    2) save me!
    3) refugee bird.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 23, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, October 24, 2011


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