|What a deep and tragic tale this poem tells. I was swallowing back tears at the end, your imagery was so strong. I could imagine this woman so well, see the creases in her face, feel the heartbreak and fear that embodied her day to day life. It is a dark and bloodied history our nation was built upon...our foundation tremulous, lest we ever forget the mistakes of our forefathers.
This was amazing, the way you wove such a powerful tale with your words and brought it full cricle to the present day. It's a tale of slavery, but also of strength and survival, how humanity is capable of rising above the worse of circumstances not just alive, but with our heads held high.
Beautiful work. The only thing that confused me was how some lines would rhyme and some wouldn't. Since most of it was free style, and it worked so well, I didn't understand the sudden shifts.