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harry brown

ENSLAVED/CLAUDE MCKAY

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OH WHEN I THINK OF MY LONG SUFFERING RACE.FOR WEARY CENTURIES DESPISED  OPPRESSED.ENSLAVED AND LYNCHED DENIED A HUMAN PLACE..IN THE GREAT LIFE LINE OF THE CHRISTIAN WEST.AND IN THE BLACK LAND DISINHERITED.ROBBED IN THE ANCIENT COUNTRY OF  IT'S BIRTH..MY HEART GROWS SICK  WITH HATE BECOMES  AS LEAD.FOR THIS MY  RACE HAS NO    HOME ON EARTH.THEN FROM THE  DARK DEPTHS OF MY SOUL I CRY..TO THE AVENGING ANGEL MY SOUL TO  CONSUME.THE WHITE MAN'S WORLD OF WONDER, UTTERLY..LET IT BE SWALOWED UP IN EARTH'S GREAT WOMB.OR UPWARD ROLL IT AS SACRIFICIAL SMOKE..TO LIBERATE MY PEOPLE FROM IT'S  YOKE.///.

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