This Poem was Submitted By: Nellie H. Green On Date: 2001-01-25 00:32:16 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Aunt Lizza

A tear rolled down her tired face As she thought of life in a such a place Where the price of a man was less than The clothes that he wore Oh! The burden they carried and the pain they bore Form day to day and through the night She prayed for a ray of hopem just a gleam of light What kind of life is this and why are we here No man should have this power__ to instill such fear In the hearts of women children and men Just because of the color of their skin What kind of man could be so cruel and bold As to want to own and destroy another man's soul She wondered when this life would cease to be For if she went to sleep forever, then she would be free She know that one day, on this earth she would no longer be Her body would be here, but her spirit set free.

Copyright © January 2001 Nellie H. Green

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