The Mind As A Slave

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All my life, I've been a slave since I was fifteen.
Then, age fifty, and I'm still livin' the same life.

Now, age ninety, and I'm able to tell my story.
This is my mind as a slavery.

A story for Black History Month.
I dedicate this story to my father. Love you, Daddy!


8. Song of the Free

I'm on my way to Canada,
    That cold and dreary land,
The dire effects of slavery
    I can no longer stand,
My soul is vexed within me more
    To think that I'm a slave,
I'm now resolved to strike the blow
    For freedom, or the grave.
Oh, righteous father, wilt thou not pity me,
And aid me on to Canada, where colored men are free.



If you're confused about what the song means and if you don't really know the history of slavery, the northern states didn't allow slaves. Sometimes colored men or women would work for white people for money, but they didn't allow beatings and didn't make them work all day. So, in the song, it's talking about how they're going up north where they'll be free from slavery.



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