Colin Ian Jeffery

Gold Star - 4,824 Points (Redhill Hospital)

Slavery - Poem by Colin Ian Jeffery

Taken in war or kidnapped
Shackled in irons and sold
Crushed humans in despair.

Sold as property to be servile
Classed sub-human
Living out a life of misery.

Treated as unruly dogs
Worked from dawn to dust
Breeding more slaves.

In captivity they sing of freedom
Spirit never wavering
Praying humanity will set them free.

Topic(s) of this poem: freedom, slave trade

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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