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Author Name: Freethomasaghogho 0 Comments
Date Added: March 10, 2019 07:03:02 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Free Verse
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Free Slaves
<p>At a time we lavish our freedom from our alien foe<br> thinking the misery that long befell us had paved way<br> we realize freedom is just but a song<br> a meaningless song at that to sing<br> sang only by those who think there is hope<br> but even a dying candle flame has more hope<br> freedom we crave for<br> freedom we get<br> but freedom is truly never near<br> a paradox indeed we find ourselves<br> free indeed but slaves in need <br> our men of war exhibited great courage<br> like the lion, they never turned back<br> if they had known freedom is vague<br> maybe, they would never have tried<br> I sit in pain to wail in vain<br> our fears is no freedom date<br> those we set to set the pace<br> same have thus us enslaved<br> when we try to seek their face<br> they mock our tears to scorn and laugh<br> our streets a heap of clay<br> yet in yonder land they seek solace<br> looting and giving our treasures away<br> yet they decry poverty prevail<br> When I try to see an end<br> I am amazed the future is blind<br> no sign for freedom to sing<br> indeed free but slaves we are<br>
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