Josephine DixonBanks

Rookie (Danbury, Connecticut)

Slave Ain'T Nothin But A Slave - Poem by Josephine DixonBanks

Graduated from college got yo degree
Thought sheep-skin would set you free
Make a lot of money, pillar in society
Corporate success, wall street notariety

Feeling good about material gain
Bureaucratic attitude, seared in yo brain
Yo only thoughts are about yo jobs
Business just business makes yo heart throb

Years of success, you did yo best
Made sacrifices, past every test
Maintained yo status stayed elite
Being superficial was yo retreat

Total allegiance to being a machine
Thoughts you had fulfilled yo dream
Got no soul, no self-esteem

Highly educated but still a neophyte knave
You forgot
A slave ain’t nothin but a slave

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005

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