by Angela Rocker

       We were uprooted from the land
     Where we were born to stand,
     Sailed over in trade between
     Ourselves and a deceitful man.
       Enslaved and chained and taught
     To be ashamed. 
       Maimed for not accepting our slave
       The color of dirt which with
     Water flourishes the earth, we are
     Instilled to forget our place of 
       We are yet still a people in 
     Search of our place on this earth.
       Black women, children and man
     Lets work in the way of god's plan
     And we will have the strength to

Stand by Angela Rocker

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