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African Brother
JBE James B. Earley (5 April 1934 / Mounds, Il)

African Brother

Who was the villain
When it all began
Some fair-haired stranger
From a faraway land

Or the African brother
Selling his neighbor away
In exchange of whatever
The fair-haired stranger would pay

For the brutal betrayal
Of his own damned kin
Has anything changed
Since the original sin

Who was the villain
........When it all...began

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Comments (23)

Greed has always have a hand in some of the worst crime commiditted by mankind. Thanks 4 sharin
Human nature is the villain. Great poem, James!
Who indeed... for we are all brothers/sisters under the skin... are we not?
reading this poem made me think, it was very delightful.... keep writing
After reading, one can only come to the conclusion that nothing has changed. Man is a 'sale' waiting to happen, easily swayed, at whatever price, no end in sight... We sell ourslves into the bargain. Good write....Cindy
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