Sylvia Chidi

Freshman - 710 Points (Germany)

Modern Slave - Poem by Sylvia Chidi

I am a modern slave
A whole in the wall is my cave
And I will pay for it for a very long time
That’s my punishment for my imposed crime
I feel like an object flying through time and space
Dressed in black velvet rings without a voice and a face

I am a modern slave
Waking up at set hours
Helpless without any powers
Doing chores till the dark night towers
I have lost my freedom
Freedom which I never had in any form
This is my plight for I have no rights
They were long taken away from me in broad day light

I am a modern slave
And everywhere I go
I have to abide by the many different rules
There are different processes and different tools
It does not matter how much wisdom one has
But it is the way of the system that will never pass
And every now and then I have a reward
And with sweet joy a smile is what I can afford
But I am a modern slave
And you also are a modern slave

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Copyright 2013 Sylvia Chidi

Comments about Modern Slave by Sylvia Chidi

  • (8/6/2013 1:31:00 PM)

    wow. you say it so smoothly. love it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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