Babatunde Aremu


Point Of No Return I


Elmina Castle, point of no return
I was there in the Cape Coast
Deep in the heart of Gold Coast
The ancient castle of slavery
Where deeds and misdeeds were committed
A castle where blacks were sold,
Chained, brutalised, depraved,
Beaten to death and fed to fishes
That's Elmina Castle
A Castle where man's mind was seared
Where my ancestors were squeezed
Through an apperture of no return
Where they were verified through Atlantic
Never to be seen again by their kinsmen
Elmina Castle, the place where blacks disappeared

Submitted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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This poem is based on my excursion to Elmina Castle, Cape Coast, Ghana, where millions of blacks were sold to slavery hundreds of years blacks- RELICS OF OUR PAST

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  • Rookie - 111 Points Kelvin Owusu (7/20/2013 3:55:00 AM)

    wow this piece full hit me, born in accra didnt know this shit happened in ghana, heard some things but yeh. an excellent piece (Report) Reply

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