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On Being Brought From Africa To America

Rating: 3.5
'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too:
Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
Some view our sable race with scornful eye,
"Their colour is a diabolic die."
Remember, Christians, Negro's, black as Cain,
May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.
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Quoth Theraven 03 September 2020
I see a loveliness and light in the woman's words. Pulls the veil back and opens my eyes to acceptance and understanding. May God bless you Phillis. QtR
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Ice Froster 29 January 2020
america was mean back then and still now
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Chinedu Dike 02 November 2019
A poignant rendition set aside for sober reflection. A beautiful work of art.....................................................
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Adeeb Alfateh 11 October 2019
Remember, Christians, Negro's, black as Cain, May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train. great write great 10++++++++++++
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Laura Woodell 22 August 2019
The real Israelite.
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Cedric De Ravaillac 26 April 2019
Great Poem. The rhetorical device at play here is amazing, subtle but powerful in emphasis on how slavers disguised as European missionaries dominated the black continent to save them " Once I redemption neither sought nor knew." then she also shines some light on how racial hate and Christianity coalesce > . I could go on and on but nobody ain't got time for that. I relate to this so deeply.
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Adopt a kid 14 March 2019
I’m open for dibs.
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GAZAL 18 October 2018
Yes I think she was being sarcastic, as blacks were considered demonic, savage, and unrefined based on the Judaeo-Christian misinterpretation of the Bible. Cursed Children of Ham... Yes in Senegambia there was academia, culture and literacy. the region is Muslim and there were Quranic schools. Teacher from both Guinea and Mali t(Timbuktu) taught in these area even till today.
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Fortnite Gamer 11 October 2018
tbh I'd rather read a poem about the hit new video game Fortnite: Battle Royale
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minnn 18 September 2018
nice! great poem phillis, you will always be remembered for your sweet poems!
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