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"Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong; they are the ones to attain felicity".
(surah Al-Imran,ayat-104)
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Full Name: saadat tahir
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Weighty bell's departing peel.

Rip ocean's heart keenest keel.

Sonorous rings, fate's deal.

 

Sinless Kunta's** fated flip.

To unknown land from captured tip.

From ship to whip and sewn lip.

 

Shove to "Door of No Return"

stick and kick to branding burn.

Griot's that for centuries learn.

 

Deadened dreams hath recede.

Hands and galleon pick up speed.

Captives deep in bowels bleed.

 

Those that proudly hearded rams.

Crouched in callous foetid crams.

Imperiously thrown slivered yams.

 

Fist of beans to coops thrown.

Endless sprouting hate is sown.

Taking wind the sails are blown.

 

Pouting lips to capture drops.

Blood or urine from rafter slops,

drip from frayed deckhand mops.

 

In chink and crevice, Goree crept,

dried up eyes that fathoms wept.

Day and dream that none had slept.

 

A ladle of ordure on lucky days.

Floating revulse of gutted crays,

downed with valour a century pays.

 

Hope pitched in endless tear?

Hapless servile's infernal fear?

Creeking boards did wryly cheer.

 

Helpless held and lacking pick.

Villian, vassal, in shackles sick.

In gale and squall but brawn stick.

 

Inhumed to waves civility dies.

Corpse of truth that rotting lies.

Distant shores ring wailing cries.

 

Ages toiled but set not free.

Or creed to scripture insular be?

Brazen hunger's bodacious glee.

 

Never shall angels descend to save!

Words and wisdom prophets gave!

Chained outcasts freedoms crave!

 

Memory spins no vital crime.

To point out hands sullied in slime.

Through Giddy ruthless arrogant time.

 

Times work, brutal immanity wrote.

Whilst corns plume and egos bloat.

In tranches stashed, yet fetid float.

 

Original

Saadat tahir

Islamabad

(Aug 14, 2009)

 

HOROR.dic

Kunta = "kunta kinte" main character ROOTS alex huxley

Door of No Return = where slaves were loaded unto ships.still exists

House of Slaves (Gorée) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Goree = representing Dakar Senegal and Gambia as ports of slave trade

Griot = a West African poet, praise singer, and wandering musician, considered a repository of oral tradition.(Madinka tribe--here)

 

(Credit where due)

Alex Haley - Born,

August 11, 1921 Roots: The Saga of an American Family,

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/slaveship.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Haley

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-62724405.html

 

**

By no meaans the only incidence of slave trade...age old phenomenon.

In all times and geographical areas. Goes on with insane abandon in many areas even today. This the most well documented and vivid.

 

 

"Branded like beasts who feel no pain
And all for Merrye Englande's gain

But England's Changing-Rearranging
Only we can clear our Name

Growing! Knowing! Trade Winds are blowing!
Things'll nevva be the same."

 

Excerpt from 'Slavepool'

An old poem recounting Liverpool's role in the slave trade.

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