When they pulled down the statues

When they pulled down the statues
Of the slave traders

Did they pull down the house
Of the slave traders?

When the statues hit the ground with a thud
Did the house of the slave trader’s fall?

Are pre-judgements a dead end
When cases at law are a long train?

People become slaves to their debts
To pay for their mortgages and to pay for their rents

So slavery exists in many ways
And most of all it exists as sin

Did they try to bring down a statue of sin?
But sin is not a statue that they can bring down
The fallen statue is left on the ground
But they all walk away with debts to pay

Author: blackbird212012

I am interested in multimedia work: songwriting, art, and creative writing. I have been involved also in theatre and music performances.

3 thoughts on “When they pulled down the statues”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


"Traveling and Retired"


100% Love & Belief

Poet The Mirror

Poetry My Religion

New Lune

A blog full of tips, inspiration and freebies!


Where Words Come To Life


Discovering the joy of art


Poets Pub

Priyanshi shah

Architect,Thinker and Dreamer.


Bio-Blogger is an excellent source for collaborations and to explore your businesses & talents.


being imperfectly perfect

Author & Graphic Illustrator

books & stories for young readers

Paper Tiger Poetry

live perfomance poetry and comedy

The Hermit Poet's Ramblings

Poetry BLOG By Edge of Humanity Magazine


Life, love, photos, poetry, prayer,and personal musings: a bit of everything

IMPREINT journal

The official bulletin of the artist IMPREINT created to repost excerpts from 'En plein air'.


A Filipina Scientist

%d bloggers like this: