A slave that believes there's a way

2008 poems

A slave that believe's there's a way...
This slave grew up not knowing who His Father was;
some thought He was nothing but white.
He was raised by His Mother; 
until she had died, 
when this slave was only seven.
Fredrick Douglas was taken away;
to stay with His Grandmother;
and after she had passed,
it was tough for Douglas to move on 
in His life at this time;
because He was a slave that seem to be in pain.
This pain had all ended when He passed
on to go to Heaven on Feb. 20 1885,
because of a massive heart attack.
Before his passing He taught himself
and others how to read on 
and about anything.

(c)Cherisse Powers


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