Friday, March 15, 2013

Slavery... a poem by Anne Selden Annab

Plantation economics prove
that demographics
do not create equality,
or momentum for justice.

Demographics then
meant the slave owner had more slaves
to buy and sell and breed, more fields worked
making more incentives for those in power
to protect their wealth and way of life.

In hindsight it is easy to assume that ending slavery
was inevitable... but if that were so
slavery would have never ever started

and nine year old girls today
would not be sold into marriage.

*It's been five years since Nujood Ali became known as the world's youngest divorcee after escaping the man who bought her as a child bride aged nine... Yemen's youngest divorcee says father has squandered cash from her book

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