Ellory Mace

Rookie (1956)

Slavernijmonument (3) - Poem by Ellory Mace

Two sides to
Every coin

Or three


Dark spot
Of humanity


Come with me to
Our ancestors

Way back
in time


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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