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Life of a Slave

07 Oct

Life of a Slave

Found Poem

By: Kari Westbrook

The white children could tell their ages.

Deprived of the same privileges

suffered much from hunger,

but much more from cold

Snatched away

forever sundered from his family and friends

bloody scenes

often occurred on the plantation

Killing a slave, or any colored

not treated as a crime either by the courts or the community

To be accused was to be convicted

and to be convicted, was to be punished

learning will spoil the best nigger in the world

Deprived of the same privileges

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Posted by on October 7, 2013 in Douglass poem

 

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