Analysis of Our Shameful Legacy

Unethically, historical wrong ways
our constitution, built around slavery days
mistreated, the deeds not to be repeated
we'll keep you alive, but make us thrive
ankle shackle, ramshackle shacks
resistance from us, whipping their backs
roots of color, distaste’s of angers past
buried hatchets, time healing at last
records of mistakes, humanities dryer lakes
mixtures, of wrongs and rights
recipes of sour, salt and pepper fights
favorable and lucky, as some were
escaping for freedom, will power transfer
revolts and revolting, history presently taught
the color of right, and rightfully so fought
we overcame, the discriminating game
black, white, yellow separation and disdain
lapses in judgments, cast down
for no other reason, than pigments of brown
the world of class, rising up to surpass

Poetic Form Tetractys  (20%)
Metre 0100010011 100101011001 01001111010 111011111 1010101 010111011 111011101 101011011 011010100101 101101 10011010101 1000010110 01011011001 0100101001001 01011010011 1101001001 1110010001 1001011 11101011011 0111101101
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 797
Words 124
Sentences 1
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 20
Lines Amount 20
Letters per line (avg) 32
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 649
Words per stanza (avg) 124

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Submitted by Sparky777 on June 08, 2021

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Brian Oliveri

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