MODERN-DAY SLAVE

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A poem written for the illegal immigrant. A poem written for human rights!

Submitted: April 04, 2011

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Submitted: April 04, 2011

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I'm the voice you don't hear,

I'm the one which you needlessly fear.

I'm the person out on the fields,

I'm the one the law no longer shields.

I'm the one you pay less than minimum wage,

I'm the one that without reason is cause of your rage.

I'm the one you profoundly hate,

I'm the one you love to humiliate.

I'm the migrant worker searching for a better life,

I'm the one whose life you're taking with your political knife.

I'm the exception to human rights,

I'm the dog you dare beat, but condemn his bites.

I'm the one you seek to exterminate from your land,

Yet you forget this was mine before it was taken by your hand.

I'm the one you call a criminal simply for working,

I'm the one whose family you are persistently destroying.

I'm only a man pursuing happiness,

I'm the one you insist on leaving homeless.

I'm the one whose path to misery you'd love to pave,

I'm no more than your modern- day slave.


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