They are like us

Eyes like ours

Hands like ours

Mouths like ours

Legs like ours

But why do they act like apes?

Let’s see


They farm to eat

Wear less to battle the air

Look dirty and care not

Act innocent

Like there’s no care in the world

They like idiots exchange salt for gold

What can we do?


In a world where riches rule

They definitely are a working force

We must not let go

So let them sell themselves

And leave us to subdue

They’re the goats who need a herd

We will be here and help their cause

To feed and read

And open their eyes

With our books of God

As they work our lands










They might be like us

But they are not us

What we feel

They sure look too strong

To feel

Machines of some sort they seem

So break their legs

Because they have no egos

Break their chests

For they have no eyes

Break their thoughts

For they have no brains

And ship them off to our far far farms










We are doing good

By us

We are doing good

By them

We are doing good

By all so no need to take ourselves

On guilt trips.

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014


By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)


Thank you for the thought provoking poem. The sad thing is that we, human beings, have not learned from crimes of the past. Slavery still exists in larger numbers than the world is aware of or willing to admit. Forced labour camps producing products that we unknowingly purchase in stores…. We as human being must think that everyday choices we make can impact the world.

Buying blueberries in Sweden, when they are harvested by exploited people, who more often than not are lured here for seasonal work. They sign legal work contracts with union membership, union wages, medical care while here which is validated by the Migration office. The employers renege on the contracts, force them to sign new contracts that leave them in debt and stranded here with no way home….How many years in a row has Sweden seen on TV the tragic stories of these poor exploited people stranded here…No prosecutions, Migration minister Tobias Billstr√∂m claiming there is nothing he can do and laws are not enforced or changed…

I realize that CNN had done a series on Slavery acknowledging that it still exist but in so many forms today. I pray and hope one day it truly will be eradicated from our world forever. That would be the best tribute to those African slaves that you speak of in your poem.



On that note, I will say, hope must start with action from us. Thanks for your great response. All these neo-colonialisms must stop somehow for absolutue freedom. Thank you for reading.


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