MODERN-DAY SLAVE

Poem by: Mezquiteno

Summary

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

Content

Submitted: April 04, 2011

A A A | A A A

Content

Submitted: April 04, 2011

A A A

A A A


 

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.


© Copyright 2016 Mezquiteno. All rights reserved.

MODERN-DAY SLAVE

Status: Finished

Genre: Other

Houses:

Details

Status: Finished

Genre: Other

Houses:

Summary

A poem written for the illegal immigrant. A poem written for human rights!
Share :
Twitter

Add Your Comments:

Comments

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

Other Content by Mezquiteno

Booksie Popular Content

Genres & Types

Add picture

Paste the link to picture in the entry below:

— or —

Drag a picture from your file manager into this box,
or click to select.

Add video

Paste the link to Youtube video in the following entry:

Existing Comments:
Bad selection

Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. Make sure your selection starts and ends within the same node.

(example of bad selection): This is bold text and this is normal text.
(example of good selection): This is bold text and this is normal text.
Bad selection

An annotation cannot contain another annotation.

Anonymous
Really delete this comment?
Anonymous
Really delete this comment?

There was an error uploading your file.


    
Anonymous