Writing 101 Day 5 Freedom
From the big house to the White House with no politics involved. Thousands of our ancestors fought and died for freedom.
Thousands more died with twisted minds, and bleeding hearts.
From shackles on the hands and feet, to slave torture… that hideous obstruction around the head and neck called a metal mask. Was that supposed to stop the mind from thinking about running away to a place, or a space, to live in freedom? Hell no!
But really what do I know? I can merely speculate. Slaves were property. This is what was meant by Harriet Tubman when she said “I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
But I don’t think they ever killed Jim Crow, and he now begins to grow.
He’s branching out in other ways, be wise of his many akas!
Vera Robinson © 2015