Stolen

August 13, 2009
By yoshi332 BRONZE, Jonesboro, Georgia
yoshi332 BRONZE, Jonesboro, Georgia
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I am Stolen.
I am misused integrity

I am a product of violence and ignorance
My forefathers were sold for only sixpence.

Why am I not returned?
Does this make any sense?

Now im here on this broken land
Yet here I am proud I stand

I know I am stolen, but I stand as a man.

My heart is bold and my soul is deep
Ready to walk this hill so steep

I still feel the drums of my ancestor's beat
Feeling my heart pound as I walk down the street

This may no be home, but i must make it mine.
I may feel free, but I am the slave of the mind.

I am stolen
A misplaced property

I may be lost but I am still a man.
I may be in America, but Africa is my homeland...


The author's comments:
i was inspired by a quote i read while i was in African American Studies that stated "If this is freedom, then what is slavery?"

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on Dec. 2 2009 at 8:03 pm
yoshi332 BRONZE, Jonesboro, Georgia
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thank you i wrote this for my african american history class. I appreciate all the comments :)

on Sep. 26 2009 at 10:22 pm
Precious BRONZE, Troy, Michigan
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Wow, I absolutely love this poem. It really speaks to me. Please check out my poem "Our Generation". We half way had the same moral (not exactly) if you compare yours to mine. "I may feel free, but I am the slave of the mind," that is my favorite line. Great Job.

archon GOLD said...
on Sep. 24 2009 at 10:02 pm
archon GOLD, Mandeville, Louisiana
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and is there way other than this to talk to ppl here? like a messaging system

archon GOLD said...
on Sep. 24 2009 at 10:01 pm
archon GOLD, Mandeville, Louisiana
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oooo lord lol

on Sep. 24 2009 at 7:57 pm
xxxitsgreattobelovedxxx BRONZE, Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Paul? It takes about 2 weeks. or atleast thats how long it took 2 submit mine

on Sep. 24 2009 at 7:56 pm
xxxitsgreattobelovedxxx BRONZE, Plymouth, Massachusetts
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i love your poem!

archon GOLD said...
on Sep. 24 2009 at 5:00 pm
archon GOLD, Mandeville, Louisiana
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i like this a lot, really cool they way you took the view on a slave. and i have a question, how long does it take for poems to get approved???


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