Charles Monroe

-petunia's Plantation- - Poem by Charles Monroe

There are chains that yet remain
In these American land fields of mine.
While being Uncle Sam’s love-
-child has its perks,
Today I stumbled into the wording
Of The Thirteenth Amendment.
It assured me, sure as hell
Slavery’s alive and well.
Only, now it’s under contract
By a different clientele.
Hate to call it what it isn’t
Slavery is live and present
Its sins: ugly as a prison
‘The Slave of Modern Day’
Hecho En Estados Unidos
Son los pajaros sin nidos
Los estados invadidos
Con escuincles Desnutridos
Made in the USA.
The World’s Best
Dressed Penitentiary
Since Auschwitz
Styled-up a century
Let us not get the twist as if history is mystery
I will spick-it like this:
Slavery Still Exists.

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  • Padmanabhan Ananth (2/14/2014 4:17:00 AM)

    Brilliant poem. I was reminded of the last movie I saw: 'Twelve Years A Slave.
    I was happy that since then slavery has died. Sad to see it is still alive. Sorry America, this cannot continue!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 14, 2014

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