Poem: Restrained by Shackles

 

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Restrained by Shackles

By David Andre Davison

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We are restrained by shackles,

by prejudice and hateful ideology.

Why do we keep some races down,

will they ever break free?

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On ships came slaves,

from a continent far away.

They were treated as cargo,

death and disease part of every day.

 *

The Native people s were free,

roaming the woods and plains.

Then came the white settlers,

inflicting hardship and pain.

 *

To our Mexican neighbors,

who resided in the southwest.

We seized vast tracts of land,

you know the rest.

 *

The natives of Central and South America,

the Inca, Mayan, and Aztec.

Lost their gold, religion and culture,

their lives the conquistadors did wreck.

 *

The inquisition forced people to confess,

under extreme torture and pain.

Did Christians treat people like this?

it sounds rather insane.

 *

But perhaps the cruelest act,

is to take away a person’s hope.

This has been done by synthetic forces,

through varieties of illicit dope.

 *

The police were once respected,

to serve and protect us all.

However, after Ferguson, and Baltimore,

their statute it did fall.

 *

Modern music is rather creative,

some people combine songs into “mash.”

Unfortunately, some singers use lyrics,

which are nothing more than trash.

 *

What motivates such evil acts,

creating pain and despair?

Could it be an evil being,

be removing our ability to care?

 *

Perhaps it is time for reflection,

To look at the past as more than history.

We need to uncover the reason,

for our motivational mystery.

 *

What lies in the past is permanent,

beyond our ability to mold.

The visions may haunt our memory,

when the truth is finally told.

 *

Change must start this very day,

beginning with me I reckon.

Treating people as people first,

with politics and culture, a distant second.

 *

The healing process must begin before,

this world faces further decay.

or the days of peace will come to an end,

and war will be the order of the day.

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#poetry #life #love #hate #prejudice #relationships #History #race #evil

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