Perilous Journey

Under cover in the darkness
Needlessly tortured
Denied their freedom
Enslaved for years
Rich heritage
Given no choices
Ran away from masters
Outruled by whites
Used to pick cotton
Negros risked their lives
Driven apart from families.

Ruined lives
Abolitionist helped the blacks
In chains
Lead to freedom
Run always got caught
Offered help
Afraid to be whipped
Discriminated against.

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