Captured and chained in their own land
Traded and enslaved by the hand of man
Cargoes of human commodities
Sold and put on ships sailing to worlds unknown
Greeted by greed to their new homeland
Gathered and herded to work the farmland
Stripped of their past
Separated from families by profiteers
Many years were fraught with fear
And filled with blood, sweat, and tears
Beaten backs were bowed, and souls refused to be blinded
Minds withstood attempted brainwashing
Spirits remained yet unbroken
Eyes wide opened; What did they see?
Ears unclosed; What did they hear on bended knee?
They saw repeated pains up close
But they also saw freedom trains rolling in the distance
They heard the voice of God
Proclaiming to all freedom and deliverance.
How enslaved people of any generation or location can not only survive, but also triumph. One of the keys is visualizing a good future for your offspring. I tried to see and hear what a slave sees and hears.