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House Vs Field

Different mentality, same predicament
One seeks freedom, the other acceptance
Both yearn to be loved, both condemned from the start
Receiving lashed from an acrimonious hand, one knows his fate
The other wants to participate...
The bowing of the head, the shuffling footsteps
Chains on the brain, when will we reign?
The house is content, the field welcomes death
Neither one has any wealth...
Back-breaking, cotton-picking
Come-hither, go yonder
How much more could they bear?
Lord, I wonder how many more days like this?
Finally, they ask for a final wish,
To see into the future,
A bright and unclouded day...

Written by NubianPoet


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