Like a novel his book does read
Three acts: and two so dire!
Born with raw intelligence, indeed
He lived on earth as in hell’s fire.
Not born a slave, for no one is!
Like all, he has the seed of freedom
Deep in his heart, nearly buckled, on his knees.
But he would not let the cruelty mislead him.
As the best sociologist, he writes
Of the inhumanity slavery breeds
The institution is the root of wretched bites
Overseers’ whips make black backs bleed.
But tyranny cannot work amongst civil members
Injustice ultimately burned in history’s embers.