Dreams of Being Set Free

Underground railroad not really underground
Negro slaves were whipped if caught
Deserved to live and have their own life
Earned thier freedom if they can
Runaway slaves were sometimes caught
Grouped together to plan an escape
Remembered when they were auctioned off
Overseers would watch the slaves work
Underground, but not deep down earth
No permission to be idle
Dreams of always being set free

Religion became important to slave
Abolitionists helped almost all the slaves
Inspired to compose spiritual songs
Loved to write songs about slavery
Rebellion against the land lords
Overturned by the land lords
Always were against cruelty
Deserved and desired a better life





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