Ellory Mace

Rookie (1956)

Slavernijmonument (3) - Poem by Ellory Mace

Two sides to
Every coin

Or three

Slavery
Included

Dark spot
Of humanity

So

Come with me to
Our ancestors

Mesopotamia
Persia
Way back
in time

Egypt
Rome
Africa

People s
Battling and
Making slaves

They own
And sell

A crime no doubt
A crime of humanity

No matter
The colour
Of its skin

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Comments about Slavernijmonument (3) by Ellory Mace

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (8/24/2018 2:11:00 AM)


    THE LAST PART, CONTINUE HERE PLEASE: The dutch minister only apologize, but the Suriname people expects those words ever spoken by the Rotterdam mayor Abu Thaleb in his speech of that day. This looked like a small incident, but it concerns the CHOICE of words. (Report) Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (8/24/2018 2:10:00 AM)


    Read from the totle, I THOUGHT this poem is in the Dutch language. Not at all, but I have understood the poem, a very dashing one. Back from Ghana, I saw the ceremony about Herdenken de Slaven-geschiedenis by the Suriname people residing in the Netherlands. And there was a very important incident. SEE CONTINUE. (Report) Reply

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (8/24/2018 2:01:00 AM)


    The slaves traded in those 1700-1900 are always black and always African innocent citizens, kidnapped from their family, from their spouses and kids, I know the very truth and reality since I had been to Ghana recently. See my poem Ghana's Fortnight or Sylvia's Song of Ghana. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 26, 2008



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