Rosie Bourget

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The Pain Of Slavery - Poem by Rosie Bourget

Oppression, castration
Beating, rape and subjugation
Slavery is a horrible memory
An ugly page in our history
Who are we supposed to blame?

We've been through many things
We wish they could understand
And measure our pain
To make themselves look good in front of their families
They can make millions of apologies
That will not solve anything!

Nor that will it alleviate our humiliations
The inhuman conditions
And the sufferings and pain
They have caused for their profit and gain
Having been tortured for a whole life
It's hard to overcome this life style
We would like to have a reason to smile!

In the 21st century mist
Slavery still exists
There are more people enslaved today
Than at any time in history
The most common form slavery!

Is, human trafficking operations
Forced into prostitution
Domestic work in harsh conditions
Today, with booming populations
And staggering poverty
Millions of children and adults are given or stolen!

Each of us can make ethical decisions
To help stop slavery
People of conscience need to awaken
To denounce and act against
All forms of modern slavery
In a so-called modern society!

Topic(s) of this poem: slavery

Form: Free Verse


Comments about The Pain Of Slavery by Rosie Bourget

  • Chinedu Dike (2/12/2017 6:42:00 PM)


    Lovely depiction of the metamorphosis of primitive form of slavery into modern-day subjugation, well articulated and nicely penned in good rhyme scheme with conviction. Thanks for sharing Rosie. (Report) Reply

    Rosie Bourget Rosie Bourget (2/15/2017 10:56:00 AM)

    My pleasure Mr. Dike. It is an ongoing battle which seems to have no end.

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  • Khairul Ahsan (3/30/2016 1:27:00 AM)


    I am impressed by your thought provoking poem, particularly this stanza:
    'In the 21st century mist
    Slavery still exists
    There are more people enslaved today
    Than at any time in history
    The most common form slavery! '
    Kudos for the last stanza too:
    'Each of us can make ethical decisions
    To help stop slavery
    People of conscience need to awaken
    To denounce and act against
    All forms of modern slavery
    In a so-called modern society! '
    10/10 for this nice poem.
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    Rosie Bourget Rosie Bourget (2/15/2017 11:00:00 AM)

    I appreciate you kind words.

    Rosie Bourget Rosie Bourget (2/15/2017 10:58:00 AM)

    Thank you so much Khairul. Having a poet like you to read my poem is very encouraging. Stay blessed.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 8, 2016



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