Chains

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  No Houses
I can feel the chains weakening.

Submitted: April 12, 2016

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I can feel the chain links weakening,

It shouldn’t be long now, before they break.

I wanna get out. I wanna get out.

I’ve never wanted something so badly

Before in my life.

 

Oh God, Please if you can hear me.

 

Unchain me, and set me free.

I’ve been here way too god damn long.

Let me go, Let me go, Let me go.

Unchain me, I’ve been here way too fuckin’ long.

It’s time to set me free.

 

Even if I can’t fly away into the sky

Cause you clipped my wings.

I’ll run, I’ll run until my legs give out.

Set a course for New England,

And just dead sprint all the way to freedom.

 

Maybe while I’m there I can find

A legitimate job with a decent paycheck.

Or anything that doesn’t involve,

Picking cotton in the hot desert sun.

And being beaten black and blue.


 

They don’t believe that niggers can have dreams.


 

But I can assure you that I am just like you.

 

I wanna get my very own house

And meet a good woman to settle down with

And start a family with like three or four kids,

In a small quiet town up in the north of New England.


 

I just want the same life that

The white man gets to live.


 

But if I can’t break out of my chains,

And I never make it out of the Deep South,

I’ve got a written accord of my thoughts,

And of the dreams that keep me going.


 

They say that niggers aren’t human,

But I can assure you that

I’m just like you, I’m just like you.


 

I can feel the chain links weakening,

I wanna get out.

I wanna get out.

I wanna get out.

 

Oh God, Please if you can hear me.

 

Unchain me, and set me free.

I’ve been here way too god damn long.

Let me go, Let me go, Let me go.

Unchain me, I’ve been here way too fuckin’ long.

It’s time to set me free.


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