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Slavery

Cleo E. Brown 1954 (Oakland, California)



Look at our faces:
We have two eyes, one nose, a mouth;
They are in all the right places.

People take us
Through our paces
In an effort to squash Liberty.

I wish I could travel
Like thee, but alas
I am a poor woman! Help me please.

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This poem was written in May of 2021 and is about oppression in all forms.

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Written on May 16, 2021

Submitted by cleobrown11 on August 30, 2021

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Cleo E. Brown

Cleo E. Brown is an American Poet from the United States who was educated with a Master's Degree in History and Education from the University of California in Davis, California. The mother of three children, she works as an educator and theater executive in New York City, New York. more…

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