Patricia Kelley

Rookie - 36 Points (March 11 1957 / Oklahoma)

America's First Slaves


America's first slaves,
Weren't from Africa,
They came from England.
They came from Ireland.
They came from Scotland.
Many were captured off the streets.
For the ship's overcrowded private reserved seats.
Many were white women and children.
Taken by the villain,
Some slaves were convicts.
Feeling deep conflict,
Sent from overcrowded prisons,
To work slave labor,
Sent early to their graves,
They were America's first slaves.

Submitted: Saturday, February 23, 2013

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